Ancient galaxy found through gravitational lensing Ancient galaxy found through gravitational lensing
Zooniverse citizen scientists find star system with five planets Zooniverse citizen scientists find star system with five planets
Airborne SOFIA observatory studies formation of massive stars Airborne SOFIA observatory studies formation of massive stars
Secret SpaceX satellite failed to reach orbit, officials say Secret SpaceX satellite failed to reach orbit, officials say
Meteorites that landed in 1998 contain ingredients necessary for life Meteorites that landed in 1998 contain ingredients necessary for life
Hubble telescope finds brown dwarfs inside the Orion Nebula Hubble telescope finds brown dwarfs inside the Orion Nebula
Supermassive black holes can impede star formation in dwarf galaxies Supermassive black holes can impede star formation in dwarf galaxies
Stars with higher iron content have planets in close orbits Stars with higher iron content have planets in close orbits
Chinese space station will plummet to Earth in March Chinese space station will plummet to Earth in March
Distant nebula shows massive stars may be more common than previously thought Distant nebula shows massive stars may be more common than previously thought
'Speed breeding' could boost future crop production 'Speed breeding' could boost future crop production
Black holes' magnetic fields may be too weak to power jets Black holes' magnetic fields may be too weak to power jets
NASA might send probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069 NASA might send probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069
Super Wolf Moon, plus other eye candy for skywatchers Super Wolf Moon, plus other eye candy for skywatchers
Former hydrothermal vents could be best places to search for fossils on Mars Former hydrothermal vents could be best places to search for fossils on Mars
Arecibo Observatory resumes normal operations Arecibo Observatory resumes normal operations
NASA reveals finalists for next robotic mission NASA reveals finalists for next robotic mission
Pulsar planets could potentially be habitable Pulsar planets could potentially be habitable
Exoplanet has comet-like orbit around red dwarf star Exoplanet has comet-like orbit around red dwarf star
Interstellar 'Oumuamua may be an icy comet rather than a rocky asteroid Interstellar 'Oumuamua may be an icy comet rather than a rocky asteroid
Alpha Centauri stars could host Earth-like planets Alpha Centauri stars could host Earth-like planets
Never-before-seen alien minerals found in ancient meteorite Never-before-seen alien minerals found in ancient meteorite
Long-lived rover survives its eighth Martian winter Long-lived rover survives its eighth Martian winter
Astronomers have new method of weighing solitary stars Astronomers have new method of weighing solitary stars
SpaceX launches reused booster from renovated launchpad SpaceX launches reused booster from renovated launchpad
Alien minerals unearthed at 60-million-year-old meteor strike site Alien minerals unearthed at 60-million-year-old meteor strike site
Mars-like worlds orbiting red dwarf stars may not be habitable Mars-like worlds orbiting red dwarf stars may not be habitable
Network of Japanese companies announces comprehensive lunar program Network of Japanese companies announces comprehensive lunar program
Bright areas on Ceres may be geologically active Bright areas on Ceres may be geologically active
Blue Origin conducts successful New Shepard test flight Blue Origin conducts successful New Shepard test flight
Earth's mysterious hum captured for first time Earth's mysterious hum captured for first time
President signs directive for return to the Moon President signs directive for return to the Moon
CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies CubeSat released from ISS will test new technologies
Two super-Earths found around star K2-18 Two super-Earths found around star K2-18
Two Earth-like exoplanets orbit red dwarf, new study says Two Earth-like exoplanets orbit red dwarf, new study says
Europa is capable of plate tectonics, study reports Europa is capable of plate tectonics, study reports
Microbes on International Space Station are similar to ones on Earth Microbes on International Space Station are similar to ones on Earth
Dry exoplanet is smothered in carbon monoxide Dry exoplanet is smothered in carbon monoxide
Baby earthworms produced in simulated Martian soil Baby earthworms produced in simulated Martian soil
Skywatchers: See full supermoon on Dec. 3 Skywatchers: See full supermoon on Dec. 3
Clean ice sheets sit right below Mars' surface, study reports
Astronomers have gained new insight into the ice sheets that sit below Mars' surface.
Superstructure around Tabby's Star isn't alien-built, scientists conclude
The upcoming results of a Kickstarter-funded international study find a much less exciting culprit, however: space dust.
Mysterious tube-like features on Mars could be trace fossils
While minerals could be the sole source of the unusual features, scientists are not ruling out a biological origin.
Curiosity images tiny, strange tube-like structures on Martian surface
Features could have geological or biological origins.
Scientists find eclipsing binary system of M-dwarf stars
Faint stars are tidally locked to one another in a close, circular orbit.
Observations of Tabby's Star confirm there is no alien megastructure
Global studies funded by Kickstarter effort indicate dust causes the star's unpredictable dimming and brightening.
SpaceX releases photos of Falcon Heavy on Apollo launch site
Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster, the rocket's first payload, is visible inside the rocket in one of the pictures.
Universe may have significantly higher number of massive stars than scientists thought
Presence of more 200-300 solar mass stars would have far-reaching implications for the universe.
SpaceX will launch secret US government satellite on Friday
Little is known about classified payload of SpaceX's first 2018 launch.
China will attempt to grow plants, insects on Moon's far side
Goal is establishment of a simple lunar ecosystem.
Supermassive black holes influence star formation in large galaxies
A new study shows that supermassive black holes influence large galaxy star formation.
Space-3 team identifies microbes in space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have managed to find and identify microbes aboard the station for the first time.
Cassini mission releases stunning new photo of Enceladus
Plumes spewing from moon's south pole are clearly visible.
RZ Piscium may be smashing, eating its own planets
A new study shows that the blinking star RZ Piscium may be devouring the planets around it.
Supermassive black holes may be able to change their environment, study reports
Researchers have evidence that shows supermassive black holes can shape and alter the space around them.
Google AI helps NASA discover more alien planets
NASA's Kepler telescope has spotted more than 2,300 planets around other stars so far, but a newly deployed Google AI neural network enabled it to spot two more planets that it had missed.
Machine learning could help find future exoplanets
For the first time in history, astronomers have used artificial intelligence to find and study a distant exoplanet.
Ceres' bright spots show the dwarf planet is active
Astronomers believe there is still natural activity occurring on the dwarf planet Ceres.
NASA: Eighth planet discovered in distant solar system
The newly discovered rocky planet, Kepler-90i, orbits its star ever 14.4 days, is about 30 percent larger than Earth, and has surface temperatures believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
Telescopes turned toward interstellar asteroid detect no radio signals
Object is an unusual asteroid but not a messenger from an alien civilization.
Cassini data reveals Saturn to have a complex ionosphere
Shadows cast by the rings and particles raining from them appear to interact with Saturn's atmosphere.
New Horizon's next target may have a mysterious moon
Astronomers have discovered that the distant world MU69 may have a small moonlet orbiting around it.
Kuiper Belt Object to be visited by New Horizons may have a moon
Analysis of stellar occultation data from last summer suggests a possible satellite.
Juno reveals conditions deep within Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Iconic storm's clouds extend around 200 miles into Jupiter's atmosphere.
Group to monitor interstellar asteroid for alien radio signals
Breakthrough Listen wants to find out if 'Oumuamua is an artificial object from an alien civilization.
Black holes are not as powerful as previously thought
New research reveals that black holes have much weaker magnetic fields than previously estimated.
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.
New Horizons conducts studies of Kuiper Belt environment
Six-month hibernation will be followed by frenzy of activity in anticipation of MU69 flyby.
Earth experienced long period of bombardment after formation of the Moon
Metals delivered by impacting planetesimals could have assimilated into Earth's core.
Distant black hole has 800 times the mass of the sun
A newly discovered quasar is the most distant supermassive black hole ever found.
Most distant supermassive black hole detected
Researchers believe the black hole formed as the universe was shifting from a neutral, opaque environment to an ionized one, when the first stars began to emit light.
Gaia telescope discovers previously undetected star cluster
Nearby Sirius, brightest star in Earth's night sky, obscured the brilliant cluster from view.
Scientists find second super-Earth orbiting red dwarf star
James Webb Space Telescope will enable scientists to determine the compositions of both planets.
'All-sky' map reveals giant gas clouds speeding through space
A new study sheds light on the large, fast-moving gas clouds speeding throughout the cosmos.
Plate tectonics on Europa raise possibility of alien life
A new study suggests that Jupiter's moon Europa experiences plate tectonic activity similar to that on Earth, a finding raises the chances of life existing in the vast ocean believed to lie beneath the moon's icy shell.
SpaceX delays launch of Falcon Heavy to 2018
World's most powerful rocket now expected to liftoff in January.
December 3 supermoon is the only one of the year
Occurrence marks an ideal skywatching opportunity.
Strange exoplanet defies common expectations
Astronomers have discovered a "hot Jupiter" that defies all expectations about such planets.
Cosmonauts discover bacteria on ISS exterior
Earthly origin is almost impossible to rule out.
Astronomers discover 72 ancient galaxies in Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Spectroscopic instrument allowed scientists deepest ever view into the early universe.
Atmospheres of exoplanets could hide signs of life
Planets tidally locked to their stars may have very different air flows than seen on Earth.
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.
Ancient Moon experienced resurfacing after having been covered in magma
The lunar crust is composed of just one mineral, meaning a secondary resurfacing must have occurred.
Salty Antarctic pond could help scientists understand history of water on Mars
Extensive groundwater system could be the source of the salt on Earth but not on Mars.
NASA releases Cassini's last photo of Saturn
Science team stitched together 42 images to create stunning photo of Saturn backlit by the Sun.
Recurring streaks on Mars not flowing water, new study says
Using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers found the seasonal streaks on Marsexist only on slopes steep enough for dry grains to fall the way they do on the faces of active dunes
Interstellar asteroid different from any seen in our solar system
Up to 10 interstellar asteroids could be traveling through our solar system every year.
Dark streaks on Mars created by flowing sand, not flowing water
These sites likely do not contain sufficient water to host microbial life.
Space dust could help transport life to different planets
A new study shows that space dust may have originally brought life to Earth.
Spitzer telescope finds hot super-Earth 55 Cancri e likely has an atmosphere
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.