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
Data from Voyager 1, now more than 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the sun... is closer to becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.
An asteroid passed Earth last week, and with the Arecibo radio telescope astronomers got an unprecedented look
Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite
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