Man is one step closer to setting foot on the Red Planet, according to NASA. The space agency, which recently announced the historic discovery of flowing water on Mars, has just announced an updated plan for 'The Journey to Mars.'
In Rebecca Boyle's essay "The Health Effects of a World without Darkness," in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, she talks about ways that light pollution both keeps us from seeing the stars that all our ancestors saw and throws animals off their migration patterns.
It could be an optimistic image, or it could just be how light scatters. But it's still amazing to know that Pluto has a blue atmospheric haze and that it has areas of water ice, as New Horizons images recently revealed.
The new galaxy, EGS8p7, the farthest from Earth so far, is causing scientists to reconsider their ideas regarding the universe's early evolution.
Thanks to the New Horizon spacecraft, humanity has been granted a close-and-personal peek at the rugged surface of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, for the first time in history. However, when getting to know an alien world, pictures aren't enough, right? Now NASA has upped the experience, providing an opportunity for the public to fly over the surface of the mysterious moon.
University of Kansas researchers recently published findings on 50 million-year-old rocks and their microbial remnants in a river formation that runs through Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. They say that for Mars, their study reveals some new clues to seek out.
New research involving dark streaks on hillsides and salt deposits is the strongest evidence so far, say researchers, that Mars currently has flowing water.
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope's camera and spectrograph were able to look at 24 faint, long-dead galaxies to learn more about the length of time spent on star formation.
Astronomers from the U.K.'s Keele University and University of Central Lancashire recently learned many things about the much larger-than-usual black hole in a recently discovered 9 billion-year-old galaxy.
NASA recently released another dazzling and high-resolution photo from Pluto's breathtaking surface, revealing mysterious rippling landscapes that resemble the uniform scales of a snake. "Unique and perplexing," the New Horizon's team is calling it, admitting they have absolutely no clue what could shape these ridges.
Congratulations! You survived another potential doomsday! Very early this morning, a 'massive' asteroid hastily whizzed past Earth, off to some other part of the solar system where it will wreak untold havoc - or, more likely, just keep flying solo. So why is it that some groups are saying NASA had it wrong about this 'near-miss' Armageddon?
Going through an enormous cache of space images from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey, citizen scientists recently found 29 candidates for new, super-sharp views of space called gravitational lenses.
After examining the geophysical and geochemical characteristics of Earth's core and mantle, researchers now believe there are higher oxygen concentrations than previously thought. This sheds light on Earth's formation 4.56 billion years ago.
Titan, which is rife with liquid methane seas and has a north pole that is wet with methane that survives in its very cold temperatures, might be better understood following recent UCLA findings.
If you were standing on the icy surface of Pluto, you'd probably find yourself breathless, and not because you forgot your space suit. NASA's recently released new photos from their intrepid New Horizons spacecraft, and they show that not only is Pluto breathtaking, but it also is a surprisingly active world.