As Comet Siding Spring sped near Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19, NASA's Mars Odyssey fled. Now, the longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars has reported back to Earth on schedule after sheltering behind the Red Planet to avoid possible comet dust.
Look up, sky fans; we're in luck when it comes to the Orionid Meteor Shower this year. A new moon will provide the perfect background for the meteor shower, which is scheduled to peak Tuesday, Oct. 21 and last into the morning of Oct. 22.
Scientists may have made the first ever direct detection of dark matter, the mysterious material that has long puzzled physicists. The findings could mean a whole new way to look at the universe
Scientists may have solved the mystery behind the super-powerful astrophysical jets that young stars emit. They've successfully tested a new model that explains how magnetic fields form these emissions in young stars.
It turns out that the closest of Saturn's regular moons may have an extraordinary feature--a sub-surface ocean sloshing beneath its icy surface.
NASA has learned a little bit more about our sun's atmosphere with the help of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS).
NASA scientists have taken a closer look at three Kuiper Belt objects to see whether they'll make good targets for the Pluto mission.
Astronomers are peering further and further afield, thanks in part to NASA's Kepler spacecraft. Now, scientists are using Hubble in order to study the exoplanets that Kepler identified, which could eventually lead to the discovery of life on other planets.
Astronomers have taken a look at our closest galactic neighbors, the dwarf spheroidal galaxies, and have found that they're devoid of star-forming gas--and our Milky Way may be to blame.
Scientists have used ESO and other telescopes in order to better understand the formation of one particular cluster: the Spiderweb Galaxy and its surroundings.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has given scientists their very first look at the atmosphere of Mars.
Astronomers have decided to take a closer look at Venus to learn more about the planet. They're using a new optical device installed on the Italian National Telescope to measure Venus' precise gravitational pull on the sun.