The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is just about a week from its historic rendezvous with the beloved protoplanet known as Pluto. However, this past weekend the missions' primary investigators lost contact with the deep-space probe. Now, NASA reports that the craft is back in business, and will be ready for 'the big day' fast approaching.
Leaf lettuce can be kept alive with red and blue targeted LEDs.
Sprite phenomena, found 25 to 50 miles above thunderstorms--may have to do with gravity and the atmosphere.
It's no secret that Titan is spotted with lakes and even seas of liquid methane. And while the seas of this moon have their own magic, it was the lakes that always had experts scratching their heads. Unlike with craters and glacial paths on Earth, the formation of lakes on Titan was a complete mystery, until now.
Scientists have recently discovered that the Moon is engulfed in a permanent, lopsided dust cloud that could affect future space travel, a new study says.
Using the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found the best evidence yet of a long-sought type of star - the earliest stars.
For the last decade, astronomers have struggled to figure out what was causing the mysterious massive cyclones seen on Saturn. Now, new research has revealed that multiple small thunderstorms are to blame.
Last November, a little lander called Philae left the side the Rosetta spacecraft to make history as the first manmade robot to alight on the surface of a comet. The trouble was, soon after the lander slipped from Rosetta's sight, it was never heard from again. Now, nearly eight months later, the lander is finally calling home, reassuring fretting scientists that it's awake and doing well.
It's been eight months since the European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae lander fell away from the Rosetta Spacecraft, on its way toward making history. Officially, it was the first piece of human technology ever to successfully land on a comet as it hurtled through space. However, soon after touchdown, the historic lander went missing. Now, investigators think they have found where Philae is hiding.
New images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have brought humanity a mere 2,700 miles above the surface of the protoplanet known as Ceres. Now, for the first time ever, experts are able to see the nooks and crannies of this alien world in stunning detail; and even still, two "bright spots" on its surface remain a mystery.
The Universe may seem like a big, wide-open expanse, but the truth is that most galaxies are clumped together in groups or clusters, and a neighbor is never far away. However, using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have now imaged in greater detail one unique, but lonely galaxy that is "lost in space."
Earlier this week, the NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite reached its orbital position, not circling the Earth or Mars but instead orbiting the Sun itself, at a stunning 1 million miles from Earth.
Glass deposits discovered in impact craters on the surface of Mars may hold signs of ancient life, adding to the growing evidence that the Red Planet was once habitable.
ALMA has captured the most detailed images of star formation ever in the distant Universe, providing scientists a unique look at how these balls of gas and dust are created.
If a star dies in a vacuum, and no galaxy is around to see it, did it ever truly live? Astronomers can start asking some pretty existential questions, after discovering that three massive stars went supernova while drifting in the vast darkness between galaxies - lonely deaths hundreds of light-years away from any known system.