Astronomers are learning a little bit more about the fiery drama of star birth and death with a new, spectacular image from ESO's Very Large Telescope. They've captured a picture of the Large Magellanic Cloud, an object that's actively forming new stars in regions that are so bright that some can ev...
Google Earth images of large fish traps in the Persian Gulf coast indicate that the amount of fish caught could be six times more than what is reported officially, according to a new finding by Canadian researchers.
Mission controllers have confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station last week has successfully entered its orbit.
Comet ISON is now only days away from our Sun, and it may not make it at this rate. NASA has announced that new data may show that the "comet of the century" could have started to break apart in a dramatic fashion.
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have found out that in a remnant of a supernova a reverse shock wave that racing inwards at the speed of 1000 Mach is what is actually heating the remnant and triggering it to release X-ray light.
NASA is planning on getting a closer look at Venus. Just a week after launching a new orbiter to investigate the upper atmosphere of Mars, the space agency is sending a sounding rocket to probe the atmosphere of another planet.
The magnificent spiral NGC 4921 has been informally dubbed anemic because of its low rate of star formation and low surface brightness. Visible in the above image are, from the center, a bright nucleus, a bright central bar, a prominent ring of dark dust, blue clusters of recently formed stars
Nearly 3.8 billion years ago the presence of molecular hydrogen along with carbon dioxide and water created greenhouse effect that increased the Martian temperatures high enough to allow liquid water to flow.
The Milky Way Galaxy has been making stars for the last eight billion years--an impressive feat by any stretch of the imagination. But how has the Galaxy managed to keep producing stars for all of this time? Astronomers have long wondered what mechanism is responsible and now, they may have their an...
The European Space Agency on Friday launched three satellites it hopes will help understand why the magnetic field that makes human life possible on Earth appears to be weakening.
Astronomers have found a giant dust ring encircling Venus and the planet orbits its path of 220 million kilometers around the sun enveloped in this thick cloud
When you clean your house you are probably vacuuming up space dust. Not kidding. It is the same dust that was once part of comets and asteroids. You see that dust in the faint glow it helps create before sunrise and after sunset. As much as 40,000 tons of space dust arrives on Earth every year.