On Aug.11 and 12, 2013, the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak
Don’t be fooled by the title; the mysterious, almost mystical bright light emerging from these thick, ominous clouds is actually a telltale sign of star formation.
What if we got to land on Europa's surface and conduct something along the lines of a more in-depth interview?
Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has imaged a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504.
The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics.
What can survive blazing temperatures of almost 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit without melting? Answer: 3-D printed parts
About 10,000 years ago, Comet ISON left our solar system's distant shell, a region known as the Oort cloud, and began streaking toward the sun.
Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet
Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to minus 22 F, NASA’s new polar rover recently demonstrated in Greenland that it could operate
Astronomers have detected the first population of radio bursts known to originate from galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
Astronomers were on a celestial fishing expedition for pulsing neutron stars and other radio bursts when they found something unexpected
A Russian rocket exploded in a massive fireball late Monday (July 1), destroying three navigation satellites after a failed launch
This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows NGC 6744, one of the galaxies most similar to our Milky Way in the local universe.
The 10,000 ton meteor that crashed into a frozen lake in Russia earlier this year created shockwaves so intense they endured two trips around the globe
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