Asteroid in Jupiter's orbit was captured from another star system Asteroid in Jupiter's orbit was captured from another star system
Laser emissions from Ant Nebula suggest it hides a binary star system Laser emissions from Ant Nebula suggest it hides a binary star system
Impacts may have created Saturn's odd inner moons Impacts may have created Saturn's odd inner moons
China launches a satellite to the far side of the moon China launches a satellite to the far side of the moon
NASA's next Mars lander arrives at launch site NASA's next Mars lander arrives at launch site
New theory links ancient Martian oceans with volcanic eruptions New theory links ancient Martian oceans with volcanic eruptions
Small red star perturbed solar system's comets about 70,000 years ago Small red star perturbed solar system's comets about 70,000 years ago
First 'interstellar immigrant' discovered in our solar system First 'interstellar immigrant' discovered in our solar system
Chinese satellite will link to lander on lunar far side Chinese satellite will link to lander on lunar far side
Hubble Space Telescope captures incredible photo Hubble Space Telescope captures incredible photo
Upcoming tests will help engineers refine new drilling technique for Curiosity rover Upcoming tests will help engineers refine new drilling technique for Curiosity rover
Scientists use Hubble to create ultraviolet images of star-forming galaxies Scientists use Hubble to create ultraviolet images of star-forming galaxies
Company launches unauthorized satellites into orbit Company launches unauthorized satellites into orbit
Star formation began just 250 million years after the Big Bang Star formation began just 250 million years after the Big Bang
CubeSat photographs Earth and Moon while on journey to Mars CubeSat photographs Earth and Moon while on journey to Mars
Scientists use 'invisible container' to trap neurons and investigate early universe Scientists use 'invisible container' to trap neurons and investigate early universe
OneSpace is set to launch China's first private rocket OneSpace is set to launch China's first private rocket
Axial tilts, eccentric orbits, could make life impossible on exoplanets in habitable zones Axial tilts, eccentric orbits, could make life impossible on exoplanets in habitable zones
Trump Administration ends NASA's Carbon Monitoring System Trump Administration ends NASA's Carbon Monitoring System
Binary star system is composed of two stellar remnants in rapid orbit Binary star system is composed of two stellar remnants in rapid orbit
Study images protoplanetary disks around many young stars Study images protoplanetary disks around many young stars
Newly discovered planet is incredibly dense Newly discovered planet is incredibly dense
Changes in Ceres' surface shows dwarf planet is geologically and chemically active Changes in Ceres' surface shows dwarf planet is geologically and chemically active
Exoplanet hunting Kepler telescope running low on fuel Exoplanet hunting Kepler telescope running low on fuel
K2 finds small gas giant exoplanets orbiting bright stars K2 finds small gas giant exoplanets orbiting bright stars
Falling Chinese space station set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere this weekend Falling Chinese space station set to re-enter Earth's atmosphere this weekend
Free-floating exomoons may be numerous in interstellar space Free-floating exomoons may be numerous in interstellar space
WASP-96b is first cloudless exoplanet on record WASP-96b is first cloudless exoplanet on record
Lunar dust damages the human body, study reports Lunar dust damages the human body, study reports
Astronomers observing binary star system inadvertently discover exoplanet Astronomers observing binary star system inadvertently discover exoplanet
Newfound 'companion' object might be giant, alien exoplanet Newfound 'companion' object might be giant, alien exoplanet
Astronomers may have directly photographed an exoplanet still in its formative years Astronomers may have directly photographed an exoplanet still in its formative years
Moon dust could be harmful to human cells and DNA Moon dust could be harmful to human cells and DNA
Sun will shift into a planetary nebula when it dies Sun will shift into a planetary nebula when it dies
Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Super-Earths' powerful gravity could preclude alien civilizations from leaving their planets Super-Earths' powerful gravity could preclude alien civilizations from leaving their planets
Lunar meteorite suggests there could be water on the moon Lunar meteorite suggests there could be water on the moon
Kilopower is NASA's brand new nuclear reactor, built to power deep-space exploration Kilopower is NASA's brand new nuclear reactor, built to power deep-space exploration
Chandra X-ray study reveals young stars in cluster Chandra X-ray study reveals young stars in cluster
Helium found in an exoplanet's atmosphere for the first time Helium found in an exoplanet's atmosphere for the first time
Rosetta data helps scientists trace Pluto's formation and evolution
Pluto's current and past chemical makeup are important clues to its origin.
Curiosity rover resumes drilling on Mars
New percussive technique successfully collects first Martian samples in more than a year.
Astronomers suggest that asteroid trapped near Jupiter could have interstellar origins
Scientists are studying the strange, backward orbit of an unusual asteroid hiding near Jupiter.
Hubble identifies source of gas cloud approaching the Milky Way
Ultraviolet observation indicates cloud's source of gas is the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Hubble observes most distant star ever seen
Gravitational lensing from a foreground galaxy cluster magnifies star's light 2,000 times.
China makes progress towards landing on far side of the moon
China has made significant strides towards landing a rover on the far side of the moon.
Diamonds in meteorite may come from destroyed solar system planet
Analysis of crystals within meteorite indicates they formed under extreme pressure.
Newly discovered KBO could be a moon of a larger, undiscovered planet
Distant planet could take between 10,000 and 20,000 years to orbit the Sun.
Young stars give glimpse into early universe
Newly discovered stars from a distant galaxy are the oldest ones ever detected.
Ant Nebula creates rare infrared laser emission from space
Scientists were able to capture a rare infrared laster emission from the Ant Nebula.
Newly discovered black hole is fastest growing on record
A newly discovered black hole grows at a faster rate than any other one on record.
Scientists discover more evidence of water on Jupiter's moon Europa in old images
The Galileo orbiter may have unwittingly flown through one of Europa's water plumes twenty-years ago.
Giant water plumes likely erupt from Europa, study reports
Scientists believe large water plumes are behind the magnetic signals coming from Jupiter's moon Europa.
ESA to consider new infrared space telescope
Highly sensitive instruments will peer into the hidden universe.
Possible 'toddler planet' uncovered in distant galaxy
Astronomers believe they have found a newborn planet 600 light years from Earth.
ESA mission will study newly-discovered exoplanets
Probe will study link between planets' chemistry and the environments in which they formed.
ISS experiment hopes to determine how long materials last in space
Resulting data will be used to construct long-lasting space vehicles.
Congress proposes funding search for intelligent alien civilizations
Position is a dramatic change regarding federal role in SETI.
Exiled asteroid gives glimpse into early solar system
For the first time in history researchers have conducted an in-depth study on a carbon-rich asteroid hiding out in the Kuiper Belt.
Thousands of stellar-mass black holes are present near the galactic center
Observation confirms presence of X-ray binaries composed of a black hole and another stellar remnant.
Exoplanet found to have cloud-free atmosphere
WASP-96b marks first detection of atmospheric sodium long predicted by scientists for hot gas giants.
The significance of our moon cannot be understated, research shows
The moon acts in tandem with Earth to make life possible.
The significance of our moon cannot be understated, research shows
The moon acts in tandem with Earth to make life possible.
Medieval astronomy records could help in search for Planet Nine
Scientists believe medieval records could be the key to uncovering Planet Nine.
New data from Galileo mission sheds light on Jupiter's moon Ganymede
Interaction between magnetic fields of Jupiter and Ganymede create tumultuous environment.
Scientists want to find out why our universe lacks equal amounts of matter and antimatter
Theoretical physicists are puzzled by the virtual absence of antimatter in our Universe.
Past data sheds light on Jupiter's moon
A new study of data gathered by the Galileo spacecraft gives new insight into Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
New dwarf galaxy discovered linking the two Magellanic Clouds
Ultra-faint galaxy is mostly metal-poor.
Earth's magnetic field will likely not reverse
Despite recent reports, a new study shows it is unlikely that the Earth's magnetic field will flip.
Scientists hope to observe universe's first stars with JWST
Special technique will use foreground galaxy clusters to magnify these stars' light by a factor of 10,000.
Mercury's crust is thinner than previously thought
Scientists want to understand why Mercury has a larger core than any of the other terrestrial planets.
New data from European satellite sheds light on 1 billion stars in the Milky Way
ESA releases second data set from the Gaia satellite, further revealing the shape of the Milky Way galaxy.
Blue Origin will conduct test flight of New Shepard April 29
Company plans to transport people to suborbital space as soon as this year.
NASA outlines long term space exploration goals at press conference
Focus will be on the Moon for the next decade.
Galaxy collision gives glimpse into infant universe
Astronomers have witnessed the birth of a galaxy cluster for the first time in history.
Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible until the end of April
Shower's peak occurs early on Earth Day, with radiant in the constellation Lyra.
Exoplanet WASP-104b could be darkest on record
Scientists believe that the planet WASP-104b absorbs light better than any other world known to science.
New star map gives insight into Milky Way
A brand new star map compiled by the Gaia project will help create the most accurate 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy to date.
Planets can influence the habitability of neighboring worlds
Astronomers have found that large worlds can severely affect the habitability of neighboring planets.
Hubble celebrates 28 years with beautiful image of Lagoon Nebula
Violent activity in the nebula comes from central young, massive star.
The Falcon 9 rocket launch that left a hole in the ionosphere
SpaceX launched the FORMOSAT-5 satellite in 2017, causing the largest rocket-induced shockwave.
Star formation in merging galaxies shut down by central black holes
Winds emitted by stars and by central black holes cause merging galaxies to have a butterfly-like shape.
'DNA' survey could help track down sun's siblings
A space survey known as GALAH could help scientists find the sun's star siblings out in the distance cosmos.
Diamonds found within meteorite provide proof of a 'lost planet'
Researchers find evidence of a relic planet existing in the early days of the solar system.
China reschedules lunar sample return mission to 2019
Cause of Long March 5 rocket failure last year identified and ameliorated.
New advanced camera will directly image exoplanets
DARKNESS will be attached to Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope and enable the detection of faint planets.
The discovery of 51 Pegasi b led to new methods for finding exoplanets
Scientists have found thousands of exoplanets since the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system.
Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope subject to further delays
Opposition by indigenous groups may force relocation to Spain's Canary Islands.
Scientists detect hundreds of millions of viruses swirling in the air
Researchers reveal a world of viruses and bacteria with trillions of occupants.
New satellite will detect methane emissions from orbit
Accurate data will help governments and private companies more effectively .