Bright areas on Ceres may be geologically active
Bright areas on Ceres may be geologically active
Laurel Kornfeld - 3 hours ago
Ceres likely had more bright spots billions of years ago, when it experienced far more impacts.
Laurel Kornfeld - 3 hours ago
Company hopes to ferry tourists into suborbital space as early as next year.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 14, 2017
For the first time in history, researchers have recorded the Earth's constant hum.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 13, 2017
Real issue is whether Congress will sufficiently fund the effort.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Demonstration project will focus on measuring variations in light emitted by stars.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 08, 2017
Astronomers have detected a pair of super-Earths just 111 light years away.
Delila James - Dec 08, 2017
When explanet K2-18b was first identified in 2015, it caused some excitement when scientists found it was orbiting within its star's habitable zone, making the presence of liquid water possible.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
New research that Jupiter's moon Europa has the formations needed to create plate tectonics.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
Scientists have discovered that the International Space Station has a similar microbiome to
Delila James - Dec 06, 2017
NASA scientists have found surprising evidence that the exoplanet WASP-18b, a "hot Jupiter" lacks water and has a stratosphere consisting almost entirely of carbon monoxide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 06, 2017
Plants were grown in the closed ecosystems that would be necessary on Mars.
Delila James - Dec 01, 2017
The best time to catch the full supermoon is just after sunset, when an optical illusion known as the moon illusion makes it appear much larger and brighter than when it is higher in the sky.
Delila James - Dec 01, 2017
Phaethon will be closest to Earth on Dec. 16, when it will be some 6.4 million miles away, according to NASA projections.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 30, 2017
Stunningly beautiful photo reveals past and likely future of the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Delila James - Nov 30, 2017
Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile have identified 72 galaxies never before detected.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 29, 2017
Stellar radiation could be the primary influence on planets' sizes and densities.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 28, 2017
Astronomers will closely study the object, which is still not well understood.
Alex Bourque - Nov 23, 2017
Titan's unique atmospheric chemistry explains unexpected polar cooling and weird cyanide clouds, new study says.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 22, 2017
Scientists can now study black holes and neutron stars through both gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 21, 2017
The first-to-be-studied interstellar space rock appears to be a highly elongated, bullet-shaped object with a dark reddish hue.
Clint Huston - Nov 20, 2017
A newly discovered exoplanet has the correct makeup to support life.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 17, 2017
Astronomers discovered a potentially Earth-like planet just 11 light-years from Earth. They said that it is at the right distance from its star to have liquid water and a climate mild enough to sustain life.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Rocky world may be best known location to search for extra-terrestrial life.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Haze particles rather than atmospheric gases are responsible for atmospheric cooling mechanism.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
White dwarf is visible only because it is accreting material from its binary companion.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 13, 2017
Technology could make it possible for a probe to do basic science on Venus for several months or longer.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
Observations shed light on the ultimate fate of our Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
Freezing of internal ocean and impacting objects are unlikely to have created chains of pits.
Jason Spencer - Nov 11, 2017
Researchers have found evidence that multiple planets orbit the star Proxima Centauri.
Jose Jefferies - Nov 11, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a supernova that has exploded and 'died' multiple times throughout its long history.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Object's mass is just at boundary between most massive planets and brown dwarfs.
Jackie Flores - Nov 08, 2017
For the first time, scientists have identified a compound called diamidophosphate (DAP) that can phosphorylate each of the four building blocks of RNA under a wide range of conditions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 08, 2017
Galaxy formed just 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 08, 2017
Instrument sensitivity is being enhanced to detect even small quantities of water.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Dust belt found orbiting the star could have been created by a gas giant.
Ed Mason - Nov 03, 2017
The discovery of a huge planet orbiting a relatively small star is challenging current theories of planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 02, 2017
Unusual discovery challenges current theories regarding planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 02, 2017
Exocomets are smallest objects ever found orbiting a star other than the Sun.
Joseph Scalise - Nov 01, 2017
A new study may explain how Mars' craters formed despite their being almost no water on the planet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 31, 2017
Understanding atmospheres of large exoplanets will help scientists better understand those of Earth-like worlds.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 31, 2017
In unprecedented observation, five science instruments studied a single dust jet for several hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - 3 hours ago
Shadows cast by the rings and particles raining from them appear to interact with Saturn's atmosphere.
Joseph Scalise - 4 hours ago
Astronomers have discovered that the distant world MU69 may have a small moonlet orbiting around it.
Laurel Kornfeld - 4 hours ago
Analysis of stellar occultation data from last summer suggests a possible satellite.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 14, 2017
Iconic storm's clouds extend around 200 miles into Jupiter's atmosphere.
Delila James - Dec 13, 2017
Breakthrough Listen wants to find out if 'Oumuamua is an artificial object from an alien civilization.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 13, 2017
New research reveals that black holes have much weaker magnetic fields than previously estimated.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 13, 2017
Researchers have figured out why space rocks burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 11, 2017
Six-month hibernation will be followed by frenzy of activity in anticipation of MU69 flyby.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Metals delivered by impacting planetesimals could have assimilated into Earth's core.
Delila James - Dec 08, 2017
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Nearby Sirius, brightest star in Earth's night sky, obscured the brilliant cluster from view.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 07, 2017
James Webb Space Telescope will enable scientists to determine the compositions of both planets.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
A new study sheds light on the large, fast-moving gas clouds speeding throughout the cosmos.
Delila James - Dec 06, 2017
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 05, 2017
World's most powerful rocket now expected to liftoff in January.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 05, 2017
Occurrence marks an ideal skywatching opportunity.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 05, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a "hot Jupiter" that defies all expectations about such planets.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 01, 2017
Earthly origin is almost impossible to rule out.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 01, 2017
Spectroscopic instrument allowed scientists deepest ever view into the early universe.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 30, 2017
Planets tidally locked to their stars may have very different air flows than seen on Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 29, 2017
Infrared telescope will allow observation of galaxies as they appeared 13.4 billion years ago.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 24, 2017
The lunar crust is composed of just one mineral, meaning a secondary resurfacing must have occurred.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 24, 2017
Extensive groundwater system could be the source of the salt on Earth but not on Mars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 23, 2017
Science team stitched together 42 images to create stunning photo of Saturn backlit by the Sun.
Jackie Flores - Nov 22, 2017
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
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2017
Up to 10 interstellar asteroids could be traveling through our solar system every year.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2017
These sites likely do not contain sufficient water to host microbial life.
Tracy Williams - Nov 21, 2017
A new study shows that space dust may have originally brought life to Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Reduced funding levels mean observatory will need one or more partners to fund and run the facility.
Ian Marsh - Nov 20, 2017
Astronomers have managed to cross off one potential source for antimatter.
Ed Mason - Nov 17, 2017
A group of astronomers have discovered that a black hole collision within the next decade will release gravitational waves.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
First privately-funded planetary science mission will search for life in Enceladus' plumes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
Holiday treats and gifts are among the supplies delivered.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
Dust and 12.7-billion-year distance makes these galaxies impossible to observe in visible light.
David Sims - Nov 13, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a massive planet at the center of our galaxy that is so big they are not sure if it is a planet at all.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
New sub-millimeter radio astronomy technology provides window into star and planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Discovery may be a completely new type of object.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
More than four billion miles from Earth, mysterious target may be a binary system.
Jose Jefferies - Nov 08, 2017
A group of astronomers have uncovered what is likely the oldest spiral galaxy known to science.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Discoveries bring number of known habitable Earth-like worlds to 50.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 01, 2017
Researchers take advantage of rare opportunity to observe polar regions through Juno mission and space telescopes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 27, 2017
First interstellar object to pass through solar system is now on one-way trip out.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 27, 2017
Dwarf planet appears to have had strong crust with deformable material beneath it.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2017
Planets are forming from multiple sites instead of growing from just one site.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 21, 2017
Bright meteors are composed of debris from Halley's Comet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
Distribution of organic materials is inconsistent with delivery by comets or asteroids.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
As safest location for astronauts, lava tubes could be ideal sites for constructing Moon bases.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Shielding, pharmaceuticals, and faster rockets are all being studied for the protections they provide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ten days after Earth gravity assist, MapCam camera looks back on Earth-Moon system.