The transit of planet Mercury in front of the sun is important because Mercury is literally invisible. Any sighting, especially the one seen by naked eye will enable scientist to understand the planet better. Also the transit only rarely happens 13 times in a century.
The latest findings of the New Horizon mission in Pluto suggests that it is neither a comet or a planet based from its unique interaction with solar wind.
Experts at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA requires the public to use telscopes, binocular or solar filters in watching the Mercury transit because looking at the sun directly might damage your eyesight.
According to The Vision Council, 1 in 3 adults do not wear sunglasses, but its millennials that are least likely to protect their vision.
NASA has released a stunning 4k video of a flare bursting from the sun that occurred at at 8:29 pm EDT on April 17, 2016.
One of the most deadly type of cancer is melanoma or skin cancer. This type of skin cancer can be triggered by the ultraviolet rays from the sun. But researchers say we shouldn't undermine the power of sunscreen. A recent study revealed that genetically engineered mice protected by sunscreen was less likely to develop burns and melanoma.
A new planet has been discovered in an open star cluster that is relatively near to Earth. A University of Texas astronomer reported the finding in a recent journal publication.
Computer simulations recently revealed more about the inner workings of exploding stars and all that ruckus that happens regularly on our Sun.
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.
For several years, scientists have believed that the Solar System formerly had five, not four gassy giants. They wondered how the fifth planet was tossed out. New research explains how it likely happened.
New evidence suggests that periodic mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years are directly linked to comet or asteroid showers.
Titan, which is rife with liquid methane seas and has a north pole that is wet with methane that survives in its very cold temperatures, might be better understood following recent UCLA findings.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
After examining potentially habitable climates of three exoplanets, two seem to use an air-condition-like system that prevents the planet from getting too hot, according to KU Leuven researchers.