When the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (SL9) hit Jupiter in the summer of 1994, it may have left more than visible scars on the Jovian surface, according to a new study published in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
SpaceX’s Grasshopper reached an unprecedented 820 feet this week - an accomplishment that has won some over to the idea of reusable rockets and rocket parts.
Spring is here and with it warmer weather, flowers and, of course, fireballs.
A group of researchers are growing increasingly concerned about the future of artifacts from Space, and in doing so are paving the way to a new field of study and science: Space archaeology.
Eileen Collins, Curt Brown and Bonnie Dunbar joined the ranks of some of Space exploration's biggest names when they were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on April 20.
NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative has opened the doors for high school and university students across the nation to get involved in developing cube-shaped “nanosatellites” since it started in 2010. This year, however, marks the first time a K-8 school will be taking part of the initiative and, according to St. Thomas More’s teachers, it’s not just the older kids getting involved.
It's back: how to get a glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower.
Russia launched a spacecraft of critters and microflora into space on Friday in an effort to better understand the effects of sustained space travel on living organisms.
In celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA released a new infrared image of the iconic Horsehead Nebula. The image is surreal, like a great space kraken rising above the sea of interstellar stardust, ready to overtake any cosmic body that gets in its way.
Astronomers have discovered distant, rocky planets in the "habitable zone" of a star that seem to have conditions suitable for some sort of life. Scientists are celebrating the find as a milestone. But don't pack your bags, the planets are 1,200 light years away.
Over the course of a few hours, the new ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) telescope in Chile was able to do what similar telescopes have spent more of a decade trying to accomplish: pinpoint and observe over 100 of the early Universe's most fertile star-forming galaxies.
A controversial new analysis of the Universe's "baby picture" released late March by the European Space Agnecy's Planck mission argues the validity of the not only prevailing theories of the expansion of the Universe, but of the Big Bang itself.
NASA scientists are excited over squiggles in data from a series of missions to better understand the magnetosphere.Between 1998 and 2002, NASA's Wind spacecraft went up into the magnetosphere -- a "bubble" created around the Earth by its own magnetic fields -- to study the conditions of how the magnetosphere behaves as Earth orbits the sun.
Making stars is such an old habit for a newly-discovered starburst galaxy, so old it's been doing it since the universe was in its infancy. A team of astronomers have discovered a dust-filled massive galaxy that's essentially an ancient star factory, churning out stars since the universe was only 880 million years old.