Asteroid flies by Earth just one day after discovery Asteroid flies by Earth just one day after discovery
Alien atmospheres could help in our understanding of exoplanets Alien atmospheres could help in our understanding of exoplanets
Juno captures more detailed images of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops Juno captures more detailed images of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops
Dark Spots observed in Venus’ atmosphere may be signs of life Dark Spots observed in Venus' atmosphere may be signs of life
Giant planets in star systems can affect habitability of Earth-like worlds Giant planets in star systems can affect habitability of Earth-like worlds
NASA astronauts make repairs to ISS during spacewalk NASA astronauts make repairs to ISS during spacewalk
New study indicates climate on early Earth was mild New study indicates climate on early Earth was mild
The rocky composition of Oumuamua is throwing a wrench in what scientists know about planet formation The rocky composition of Oumuamua is throwing a wrench in what scientists know about planet formation
Artificial meteor showers will soon be for sale Artificial meteor showers will soon be for sale
'Humanity Star' will plunge to Earth sooner than expected 'Humanity Star' will plunge to Earth sooner than expected
Space radiation poses increasing threat to astronauts and satellites Space radiation poses increasing threat to astronauts and satellites
Amateur scientists help shed light on mysterious aurora lights Amateur scientists help shed light on mysterious aurora lights
Scientists plan spacecraft to deal with potentially hazardous asteroids Scientists plan spacecraft to deal with potentially hazardous asteroids
15 new exoplanets discovered orbiting red dwarf stars 15 new exoplanets discovered orbiting red dwarf stars
Planet-hunting Kepler telescope takes photo of Earth Planet-hunting Kepler telescope takes photo of Earth
Astronomers detect signal from the early universe Astronomers detect signal from the early universe
First image of exploding supernova captured by amateur astronomer First image of exploding supernova captured by amateur astronomer
January will feature two supermoons January will feature two supermoons
Arecibo Observatory resumes normal operations Arecibo Observatory resumes normal operations
Most detailed radio image of Milky Way satellite galaxy created by Australian astronomers Most detailed radio image of Milky Way satellite galaxy created by Australian astronomers
"Twin" hot Jupiters may explain growth process of the largest gas giants
LIGO and Virgo detect gravitational waves from another black hole merger LIGO and Virgo detect gravitational waves from another black hole merger
Scientists discover second-nearest Earth-like exoplanet Scientists discover second-nearest Earth-like exoplanet
Astronomers capture detailed image of red giant star Astronomers capture detailed image of red giant star
Huge exoplanet found in the center of the Milky Way Huge exoplanet found in the center of the Milky Way
Scientists discover universe's oldest spiral galaxy Scientists discover universe's oldest spiral galaxy
Proxima Centauri may be a multi-planet system Proxima Centauri may be a multi-planet system
Giant planet found orbiting small star Giant planet found orbiting small star
Amateur astronomer discovers exocomets in Kepler data Amateur astronomer discovers exocomets in Kepler data
Movement of sediment on ancient Mars may not have required water Movement of sediment on ancient Mars may not have required water
Titanium dioxide, ingredient in sunscreen, falls as snow on hot exoplanet Titanium dioxide, ingredient in sunscreen, falls as snow on hot exoplanet
New technology enables closer observation of exoplanets New technology enables closer observation of exoplanets
Ancient Mars could have been cold and still had flowing liquid water Ancient Mars could have been cold and still had flowing liquid water
Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
New advanced camera will directly image exoplanets
DARKNESS will be attached to Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope and enable the detection of faint planets.
Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope subject to further delays
Opposition by indigenous groups may force relocation to Spain's Canary Islands.
Astronomers continue to probe the Alpha Centauri system for signs of habitable planets
Observations of Alpha Centauri have yet to yield planetary results.
Proposed names for features on Pluto's moon Charon adopted by IAU
Science fiction authors, fictional heroes, and fictional locations came from public campaign conducted in 2015.
Hypersaline lakes could help search for extraterrestrial life
There are roughly 400 known subglacial lakes around the world.
"Einstein ring" visible in Hubble photo
Image is a product of gravitational lensing.
Scientists will use new exoplanet hunting telescope to study stars
Researching white dwarfs could shed light on the ultimate fate of the solar system.
Astronomers study region of cold gas in Perseus galaxy cluster
Longevity and structural integrity of cold region likely due to surrounding magnetic fields.
Answers to the question of extraterrestrial life may be closer than we imagine
Advances in technology are bringing us to the cusp of alien civilization discovery.
ESA tests giant parachute for upcoming ExoMars mission
The ESA is testing their giant parachute in preparation of the 2021 ExoMars mission.
British-led space junk mission using RemoveDEBRIS satellite set for launch
A British-led space junk mission using the RemoveDEBRIS satellite is set to launch on April 2.
Scientific debate ensues over new data revealing the first stars in the Universe
News about the first stars in the universe reveal a young cosmos colder than expected.
Astronauts manage stress to a superhuman degree
Astronauts have the ability to deal with massive amounts of stress, including spacewalks that often leave them bleeding.
Scientists conduct experiments to explain the origins of our Universe
Experiments searching for a solution to one of physics' biggest mysteries have delivered their first rounds of results.
Scientists are baffled by discovery of NGC1052-DF2—a galaxy seemingly devoid of dark matter
Astronomers discover a galaxy with virtually no dark matter.
After the Big Bang, could our Universe have become a black hole?
The structure of our Universe could have been vastly different plus, or minus, a proton.
Giant planet found orbiting a brown dwarf in galactic bulge
Microlensing is the ideal method for finding distant planets orbiting faint stars.
Newly discovered black hole dedicated to Hawking
Observers witnessed distant gamma ray burst produced by explosion of massive star.
Ancient star grazed our solar system 700,000 years ago
A study shows that a red dwarf passed by our solar system 700,000 years ago.
MIT researchers think black holes release jet streams after absorbing stars
A new study suggests that black holes release jet streams after they absorb stars.
Scientists design 'conceptual spacecraft' for potential asteroid strike
Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have designed a "conceptual spacecraft" in case the asteroid Bennu hits the Earth in the year 2135.
Nickname chosen for New Horizons' second target
More than 100,000 people took part in month-long naming campaign.
Underground anomaly may be weakening Earth's magnetic field
Scientists believe a deposit underneath Africa may cause Earth's poles to flip.
Turbulent gas may be responsible for Milky Way's low star production
A new study may help astronomers understand why the Milky Way has such low star production.
Newest exoplanet-hunting space telescope arrives at Kennedy Space Center
Observatory will search 200,000 of the brightest nearby stars for transiting planets.
Chaotic spin of interstellar asteroid shows its past was violent
'Oumuamua's unusual coloring, shape, and spin make it unlike any solar system asteroid or comet.
Asteroid flying safely past Earth may be larger than Chelyabinsk meteor
Even small asteroids can cause significant damage upon impact.
High-pressure air may cause meteors to explode in Earth's atmosphere
Researchers have figured out why space rocks burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Strange exoplanet defies common expectations
Astronomers have discovered a "hot Jupiter" that defies all expectations about such planets.
Study of earliest galaxies will be one of the first to use James Webb Space Telescope
Infrared telescope will allow observation of galaxies as they appeared 13.4 billion years ago.
Interstellar asteroid different from any seen in our solar system
Up to 10 interstellar asteroids could be traveling through our solar system every year.
Spitzer telescope finds hot super-Earth 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
National Science Foundation will continue supporting Arecibo telescope
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
Organization sends message to nearby exoplanet
Encoded in radio waves, message is designed for alien scientists.
Astronomers observe ancient merger of two huge galaxies
Dust and 12.7-billion-year distance makes these galaxies impossible to observe in visible light.
Regular variations in brightness of young star could be caused by an orbiting planet
New sub-millimeter radio astronomy technology provides window into star and planet formation.
Star remains alive after multiple supernova explosions
Discovery may be a completely new type of object.
Scientists find 20 more potentially habitable exoplanets from Kepler data
Discoveries bring number of known habitable Earth-like worlds to 50.
Brown dwarf in low-mass binary system caused companion star's premature death
Scientists view binary systems as crucial to their understanding of stellar life cycles.
Rosetta data sheds light on planet formation process
Study confirms dust pebbles combine to form larger bodies, such as comets and planets.
Auroras at Jupiter's poles act independently
Researchers take advantage of rare opportunity to observe polar regions through Juno mission and space telescopes.
Debris disks of comets are coming together to form exoplanets
Planets are forming from multiple sites instead of growing from just one site.
Drawing reveals white solar flare observed in 1886
Nature of teen's observation wasn't recognized until now.
Astronomers discover extremely luminous nova
First nova ever found in Small Magellanic Cloud is studied in multiple wavelengths.