After nearly a decade of development, construction and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing skyward
Three-dimensional printers are transforming the business, medical, and consumer landscape by creating a vast variety of objects...
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 5:13 a.m. EST on Jan. 7, 2014.
More than three-quarters of the planet candidates discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft have sizes ranging from that of Earth to that of Neptune
This holiday season, feast your eyes on images of Saturn and two of its most fascinating moons, Titan and Enceladus
In an unexpected juxtaposition of cosmic objects that are actually quite far from each other, a newly released image from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) shows a dying star
On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world.
A comet's journey through the solar system is perilous and violent.
What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from a galaxy turns out to be an illusion.
NASA finds the common fruit fly—Drosophila melanogaster—quite an attractive “model,” but not in the way you might think.
A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America.
Scientists from around the world are gathered this week at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., for the second Kepler Science Conference
A witch appears to be screaming out into space in this new image from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
The sun has emitted many coronal mass ejections in the week leading up to Oct. 31, 2013, which merged together over time to pass Mars.
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