Gemini Observatory's revolutionary new adaptive optics system heralds in a new age of astronomy, according to scientists.
The early galaxies of the universe were far different than today's - a fact scientists have been aware of for some time. What has not always been clear, however, is just how they differed. Now, through the help of the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail, according to a new study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
NASA's Curiosity Rover recently captured an intriguing video as Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, rose in the night sky.
NASA turned the International Space Station (ISS) into a command center this month in a first-of-its-kind experiment in which both the technology and the skills needed to remotely operate robots on the Moon, Mars or an asteroid were deployed in a test drive led by NASA's Chris Cassidy.
The people have spoken. After a two-week voting period, the International Astronomical Union approved the names Kerberos and Styx as official replacement for P4 and P5 - monikers for Pluto's smallest moons.
Alcohol, it turns out, is quite plentiful in space, and chemists think they might finally know why.
Located a mere 70 light-years from Earth, astronomers have uncovered the identity of a planet roughly twice the diameter of our own planet and a little less than eight time its mass. Orbiting a star named HD 97658, the neighbor falls in a class of planets known as super-Earths.
The launch of an unmanned Russian rocket failed Tuesday morning after the space-bound projectile's main engine malfunctioned, causing the projectile to nearly upend itself before falling back to Earth and exploding in a huge fireball.
Planets with the ability to maintain liquid water at their surface may be much more common than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Some of the sharpest images of the solar atmosphere ever captured reveal details of unknown "highways" and intriguing "sparkles" - features of the Sun that NASA astronomers plan to further analyze to better understand our stars complex state of existence.
NASA turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) on Friday after a decade of using its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time.
Space shuttle Atlantis' new residence is not a retirement home, officials argue, but rather just the most convenient place to carry out its final mission of informing the public the story of both it and its peers.
Planetary Resources, a company aimed at developing the technology to mine asteroids, announced a new goal to its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that, should the campaign reach $1.7 million, would allow individuals everywhere to help spot potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs).
Gas giant planets rarely venture far away from their parent stars, scientists recently discovered - a realization that could have significant impacts on theories of planetary formation.