One of the two newly discovered planets, circling an ancient star that is near to our own Sun, may have water on its surface, a new finding suggests.
Astronomers are learning a lot more about solar surges, thanks to the 1.6-meter telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). The researchers have analyzed the highest-resolution solar observations ever made, revealing a lot more about our closest star.
Astronomers may have found two planets that could support life. They've spotted two new planets orbiting a very old star near to our sun, and one of them orbits just at the right distance to allow liquid water to exist on its surface--a key ingredient to support life.
Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory have caught a spectacular image revealing new details about violent collisions involving at least four clusters of galaxies.
How rare is life in our universe? It might just be far less likely than we once thought. Astronomers looking for habitable worlds have found that harsh space weather may doom life on planets near red dwarf stars.
Planets come in two different categories in our solar system, but there's also third category outside our system--planets that are about one to four times the size of Earth. Now, NASA's Kepler has learned a bit more about these categories.
A star is about to have a cosmic snack. Scientists have found the two worlds orbiting a distant star will be swallowed by the star in just a short period of time--at least by astronomical standards.
There's a new type of planet in our universe--and it's a big one. Astronomers have discovered a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth, making it much larger than the previously-known "super-Earth."
NASA astronomers have caught a coronal mass ejection with the help of its newest solar observatory. Scientists can now study the ejection of solar particles with the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) in extraordinary detail.
NASA released its 2015 budget proposal back in March, but perhaps many didn’t scan the details of the $17.5 billion monstrosity. Their goal is to drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration with its requests.
NASA’s Morpheus Project is designed to serve as a vertical testbed (VTB) for advanced spacecraft technologies, which is likely to be a cost-effective integrated flight system. On Wednesday, the space agency conducted a test run of the prototype.
Back in March, Robert Farquhar – a former NASA scientist – told NPR that he planned to intercept the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) probe after he diverted its route back in 1983. He fulfilled his promise on Friday.