Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have used a new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation to take a look back in time to the beginnings of our universe. The scientists report observable data that originated anywhere from 100 to 300,000 years after the Big Bang, a breakthrough they are calling the furthest look back through time ever accomplished.
Evidence that Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa may be able to support life has prompted a team of NASA scientists to consider science goals for a landed spacecraft mission to its surface.
The latest image to come out of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) represents an intriguing star-forming region in one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
Through the help of a new-generation visible imaging spectrometer (VIS), researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California are now able to capture images of sunspots in never-before-seen detail, revealing new insights into the phenomena and space weather in general.
Kepler, the planet-hunting all-star space telescope, may be down but, researchers hope, not necessarily out.
Astronomers have observed an ancient galaxy in the depths of outer space after catching a glimpse of light produced by an exploding star. When the dying star exploded more than 12 billion years ago, it so with so much force that the light it created was millions of times brighter than the the rest of the light in its galaxy. Light from that explosion has traveled from so far away that when the explosion occurred, Earth had not even formed yet.
The sun's magnetic field is about to turn round in the next few months, NASA said.
Twin brothers Mark and Scott Kelly did everything together growing up, serving as co-captains on their high school swim team and sitting side-by-side in AP Biology. Together they went on to become astronauts and are currently facing a year apart as Scott alone is slotted to spend a year on the International Space Station (ISS), while Mark watches from Earth.
There are some 1,400 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) currently occupying some degree of threat to human life, according to NASA's record-keeping, the orbits of which the agency has layed out in a new, eerily beautiful graphic.
Astronomers have discovered the lowest-mass exoplanet around a sun-like star. The planet, called GJ 504b, is several times the mass of Jupiter.
Mars's mysterious craters, called double-layered ejecta craters (DLEs), may be the result of impacts onto a surface covered by a layer of glacial ice tens of meters thick.
Just as the Curiosity rover marks its first 365 days on Mars, NASA has begun launch preparations for its next mission to the Red Planet.
A new study published in the journal Nature reveals the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are produced by the merger of super-dense neutron stars locked in a binary system.