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.