After Mars' larger moon Phobos is shattered by gravity, Mars will likely have an all-new appearance.
James Sullivan talks here about the Comet 67P and the gaseous oxygen (unusual) and other findings on it that have learnings for us regarding the beginning of life on our planet.
Researchers recently disclosed how it is for the Earth-like planet Kepler-438b, which is likely having its atmosphere stripped away by its violent parent star.
A new, rocky planet with a scorching temperature but many interesting characteristics has been discovered right around the corner, galactically speaking, say MIT and Harvard astrophysicists who detected it using robotic telescopes in the mountains of Chile.
The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured detailed images of Twin Jet Nebula, which has recently ejected its outer layers, and illuminated them, signifying it is in its final stages of life.
Astronomers recently discovered two supermassive black holes in the quasar known as Markarian 231, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This suggests that these massive black holes form from violent mergers.
Happy 25th anniversary Hubble! As of April 24, it has been a whopping quarter of a century since the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) rocketed out of Earth's atmosphere to begin its mission of surveying the stars. Since then, it's had a hand in... well, just about any space research you can think of. Now, on the advent of this landmark anniversary, we take a look at what the Hubble has accomplished, and what the future has in store for it.
We certainly know how long our own day is, and Mars is not much longer (24 hours and 40 min). The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury's own incredibly long day lasts more than 1,407 hours. What's interesting, however, is that astronomers know all this with near certainty. That's not the case for Saturn, on the other hand, whose day length has remained something of an enigma.
New technology involved in creating Christopher Nolan's epic Interstellar is shedding light on the powerful effects of real life black holes and paving the way for astrophysics research, a new study explains.