Scientists have uncovered the first definitive proof of a comet exploding in the Earth's atmosphere millions of years ago, destroying everything in its path.
Inside a defunct nuclear reactor in Karlsruhe, Germany, a team of researchers spent the last year working on an out-of-this-world project: they sought to recreate the atmosphere on Mars inside the world's largest cloud chamber.
Even as much of NASA remains in shutdown, the agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Explorer (LADEE) has moved into orbit around the Moon where it will busy itself collecting data on the structure and composition of the lunar atmosphere.
The Draconid meteor shower can be seen erupting Monday night just after sunset in the United States.
Astronomers have now discovered a hot-cocoon around a baby star. The newly-found hot cloud is estimated to be at least ten times bigger than hot clouds around other new stars.
NASA's next mission to Mars is going forward despite the government shutdown, Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky announced Thursday.
Fomalhaut, the most massive and widest star system that's relatively nearby Earth, contains more stars than astronomers previously believed.
By taking a new look at the early solar system, researchers have developed a theory outlining how biomolecules, considered the building blocks of life, were once able to form inside asteroids.
Massive formations found on Mars' surface are likely the remains of supervolcanoes, a new study published in the journal Nature suggests.
After three years of observing a distant planetary system, NASA scientists have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system.
NASA scientists have detected the chemical propylene, a key component in household plastic products, on Saturn's moon Titan. The find marks the first time propylene has been found on any moon or planet other than Earth.
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) teamed up with the California-based SpaceX to launch a satellite researchers hope will help increase understanding of space weather.
New research suggests that the physics behind a black hole may not be as cut and clean as previously thought.
Moon is our nearest cosmic body and astronomers have spent decades studying it, but nobody is sure about the origins of moon. Researchers have now suggested that earth might have borrowed the moon from Venus.