The discovery of a new method of measuring the spin in supermassive black holes could lead to a better understanding of their ability to drive the growth of galaxies, according to those behind the finding.
Astronomers have detected a planet living outside our solar system via X-ray for the first time since exoplanets were first discovered nearly 20 years ago, a new study published in The Astrophysical Journal reports.
Comet ISON, the fast approaching comet which may be visible to the naked eye later this year, is the subject of a great photo op taken by the Hubble telescope.
Kepler, NASA's renowned planet hunting spacecraft, is unlikely to make a full recovery, according to Space.com.
Space scientists have made a startling discovery regarding the two concentric rings of high-speed particles that encircle the Earth after they were discovered 55 years ago.
For years the true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune, baffled scientists. Now, with the help from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), a team of researchers believe they have solved the mystery, reporting that most are comets.
Who you calling old? By directing energy beams at tiny crystals found in a Martian meteorite, a team of researchers determined that the most common group of meteorites from the Red Planet is, in fact, 4 billion years younger than many scientists believed.
The first images from NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) telescope were made public today, offering a fresh glimpse of a little-observed region of the Sun.
NASA's test version of the Orion spacecraft successfully completed a complicated, high-altitude test Wednesday using just two of its three parachutes.
Through the help of the newly-installed Atacama Large Milimeter/submilimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, astronomers have been zeroed in on the spiral galaxy located in the southern constellation of Sculptor and, in doing so, gain a far more detailed picture of the fierce winds associated with star birth that blow out from a galaxy's core.
Comet ISON- The faint speck of dust that will become the "comet of century" is now emitting a massive amount of carbon dioxide and dust, NASA announced. The comet is expected to pass through the solar system later this year.
Scientists have uncovered evidences that suggest that snow and precipitation may have been a common occurrence in Mars at some point in the past.
Boeing threw back the curtain Monday on its proposed spacecraft designed to shuttle NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS).
Space probes Cassini and MESSENGER each pointed their cameras at Earth July 19 to capture images of our planet from the distant reaches of our solar system.