An international team of researchers has uncovered what they believe is the missing plot point in the story of how planets are born.
Albert Einstein, European Space Agency’s (ESA) fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, launched into orbit June 6 with the expectation that it will dock with the International Space Station in just over a week.
While the Orion Nebula may be a favorite among skygazer, it’s far from the most prolific – an award that appears to belong to the Cat’s Paw Nebula, also known as the NGC 6334, which appears to be experiencing a baby boom.
Despite their alluring pull on planets, especially those in a class called hot Jupiters, a new study by NASA scientists suggests that stars are not in the habit of consuming them.
Deep in the galaxy’s country side, far from the hustle and bustle of the crowded core, stars are in full bloom, according to recent images taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
Tuesday NASA chief Charles Bolden addressed the "dangers of space weather" at a conference of scientists and space industry experts gathered for the Space Weather Enterprise Forum, highlighting what he said are dangers to Earth on par with those presented by hurricanes and tornadoes.
The Sun was a feisty as a toddler, growing in spurts while burping out bursts of X-rays, according to a new study.
NASA’s newest satellite is designed to provide the most detailed look yet at the Sun’s lower atmosphere from which most of its ultraviolet emission is generated.
Astronomers can add one more object to the map of the heavens, thanks to a team of astronomers who discovered a Saturn-like plant in another solar system 700 light-years away
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.