Researchers have found that phosphorous arrived on Earth via meteorites more than 3.5 billion years ago.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory snapped images of a gaping hole in the Sun. Known as a "coronal hole" the images of the well-known phenomenon are noteworthy because they offer a glimpse of the largest coronal hole to be observed in more than a year.
Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to observe a flash of light from a stellar outburst that has provided a rare look at the 3D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova, according to a statement issued on the telescope’s website.
Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have teamed up to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever made of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
Nearly a week after its release, M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth” has garnered a wide range of critics, including Buzz Aldrin who, despite calling it a great family drama, criticized it as unrealistic
The solar system is located in a plot of prime real estate when it comes to its placement in the Milky Way galaxy, new research conducted by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) reveals.
NASA’s scientists are headed toward two rare opportunities in the search for neighboring planets as Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, is locked on a trajectory that will cause it to pass in front of two other stars in coming years.
John Gizis of the University of Delaware has his eye on what he says is a highly unusual dwarf star that may hold clues into the likelihood of finding life on other planets as well as the behavior of the Sun.
When scientists first made contact with the Moon, they found something they didn’t expect: every so often those early probes sent to scout landing sites for Apollo astronauts would suddenly begin plummeting toward the lunar surface before pulling back up, suggesting an uneven gravity.
Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope have reported that they've located a light exoplanet around a bright star. The newly discovered exoplanet is about four to five times the mass of Jupiter. The study team says that the latest findings will help astronomers better understand the evolution of planets.
With all this talk of "rats" being found on Mars and plans of settling a human colony on Mars by 2023, one question remains, what will humans eat on the Red Planet? 3-D printed food, of course.
Is there life on Mars? A photo of a rat on Mars was captured by NASA’s curiosity rover in 2012, and is now making the rounds online. The only catch is it’s actually a stone that resembles a rat.
An astronomically huge cloud of cosmic gas may reveal a vast field of black holes suspected to be at the core of the Milky Way as it passes through the center of our galaxy.