Meteor strikes are far less random than most scientists assumed, according to a new analysis, which suggests that these impacts are more likely to occur at certain times of the year and at certain locations.
After nearly a year, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted what looks like an island in the middle of Titan's largest hydrocarbon sea once more. Despite the fact that Cassini engineers know where to look, the island seems to show itself only sporadically, its mysterious vanishing act earning it the name "Magic Island."
Some ancient stars may have had some rather unusual deaths, according to a new study, possibly shedding some light on how today's Universe came to be.
Discovered 27,000 light-years away from Earth, astronomers have found an unusual carbon-based molecule that could hint at the origins of life, according to a new study.
The European Space Agency (ESA) finally announced the exact date on which its Rosetta comet chasing spacecraft will deploy the Philae lander. The lander will alight onto the surface of a massive comet on November 12, making history as the first manmade vehicle to set down on a comet as it whips through space.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover finally had its first taste of the mountain that spent the last two years trying to reach.
It's CME week for NASA, and that means the space agency will be pumping out a lot of amazing imagery for the public. That includes a stunning video that shows what Mars may have looked like as it transformed from a watery vista to the desolate and cold planet we see today. One theory even suggests that intense CMEs helped cause this drastic change - a theory that may not be wrong.
Most of the water found in our solar system, Earth included, is older than the Sun, likely originating as ices that formed in interstellar space, according to new research.
Black holes have long been a mystery that scientists have tried to unravel, and now one scientist claims that this phenomenon is mathematically impossible - and she has the data to prove it.
It's clear skies on the planet HAT-P-11b, making it easy for astronomers to spot steamy water vapor on this Neptune-sized exoplanet, new research describes.
Other space faring nations may want to take a page out of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) playbook. The Indian spacecraft Mangalyaan successfully inserted itself into orbit Wednesday morning. Stunningly, the nation did this at a tenth of the cost of a NASA or European mission, causing some to question just how they did it.
Things are stirring up around a T Tauri star, the infant equivalent of our own Sun, as astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around the small solar system.
Experts have recently decided to revisit the question "what is a planet?" citing the fact that it remains unclear if many of the hundreds of exo-planets observed in far-off solar systems are actually true planets, or just various "planetoids" or dwarf planets like Pluto was first demoted to back in 2006.
The International Space Station (ISS) will soon be fully crewed with six astronauts and cosmonauts once more, enabling a full start of the 41st expedition. The current crew of three are expecting the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-4 Dragon today and soon-after will receive the next batch of crewmates with open arms.