NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made an unusual find. It's discovered signs of Earth-like planets among dead, polluted stars in a nearby star cluster. The pollution itself may be caused by debris from asteroid-like objects falling onto the stars.
Ever wanted to take a trip to Mars? Now, you can--as long as you don't mind the fact that it's a one-way ticket and you'd never see Earth again.
The Space Warps project is recruiting armchair astronomers to scout the universe for massive galaxies that are so large that they warp space time. You can join the search, as well!
A graduate student from West Virginia University has revealed a previously unrecognized huddle of gas clouds between Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, neighbors of our Milky Way.
Weather forecasts may soon come to Mars, at least for the snowstorms that occasionally whip over the northern hemisphere of our neighbor planet during the icy cold winters and could be predicted several weeks in advance, say researchers from the Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, and the Max Planck...
Researchers have discovered that fossil remains hold clues to exploding stars in the form of the remains of iron-loving bacteria. The findings are the first to show that there can be biological evidence of a supernova.
You may be in for a spectacular solar display this week. The moon will block out the sun on Thursday and Friday during a solar eclipse, transforming our nearest star into a "ring of fire" in the daytime sky.
With the help of far-infrared imaging, ESA's Herschel observatory has seen in detail how the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy snacks on a cloud of hot gas that is orbiting or falling into it.
aLess than a year after the decision to site the revolutionary Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in both Southern Africa and Australia, the SKA Organisation announced that it has opened its new international headquarters building which was constructed in just 6 months.
The application period to become a Mars settler in 2023 was officially started on April 22, and in the following two weeks more than seventy-eight thousand people have applied to the Mars One astronaut selection program, the company said.
Our galaxy teams with different planets, including the 800 exoplanets that circle stars other than our own sun. Now, NASA researchers have gotten a closer look at a particular scorching "species" of these exoplanets known as hot Jupiters, or "roasters" with the Spitzer Space Telescope.