A forming planetary system has been seen for the first time. The researchers have discovered that circular gaps in a disk of dust and gas swirling around the young star, HL Tau, are actually made by forming planets.
Scientists have officially discovered the farthest galaxy from Earth. They've found a galaxy at a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.
New Horizons is closing in on Pluto and now, images from the spacecraft reveal a bit more about the surface of this icy planet. It turns out that Pluto may actually have an ice cap, which tells scientists a bit more about the dwarf planet.
It turns out that Mars may possess briny water on its surface. NASA's Curiosity rover's data has indicated that water may exist under certain conditions.
A newly discovered exoplanet may be too big for its star. Scientists have discovered a strange exoplanet orbiting a small cool star about 500 light-years away that's challenging ideas about how planets forms.
As space agencies look into long-term space travel, it's crucial to determine what kind of impact this travel will have on the human body.
Io is the innermost of the four moons of Jupiter and is also the most geologically active body in our solar system. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at the largest of its volcanic features, named Loki, on its surface.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft crashed into the surface of Mercury on Thursday, causing its mission to come to a dramatic end.
A certain group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter. Scientists have discovered that supermassive black holes could be gobbling down far more matter than first expected.
Ever wanted to name a planet? Now you may have your chance. A total of 20 of the most popular exoworlds have been made available for naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations.
Scientists have used the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in order to create the first complete 3D view of the famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula.