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.
Comet ISON (International Scientific Optical Network), the most observed celestial guest of all times was photographed by NASA astronomers just 9 days before its encounter with the Sun on Nov.28.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a particle detector buried in the Antarctica ice, detected 28 high energy particle events at Earth's South Pole marking the first solid confirmation for astrophysical neutrinos coming from cosmic sources.
NASA satellites detected a powerful gamma ray burst from a dying star in a distant galaxy on April. 27, which scientists say is the brightest burst ever recorded.
The era of neutrino astronomy has officially begun. Astrophysicists have managed to detect and record the mysterious phenomena known as cosmic neutrinos, which are nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of light from outside our solar system, striking the surface in a burst of e...
Astronomers have made a startling find. They've discovered a far-flung trio of primitive galaxies within an enormous cloud of primordial gas nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth. The rare discovery reveals a little bit more about the process of galaxy formation in the early Universe.
Scientists may have just witnessed one of the largest gamma-ray bursts ever detected in our cosmic neighborhood. They've detected a violent burst of gamma radiation in the relatively nearby universe, which tells them a bit more about these monsters gamma-ray bursts in general.
NASA's unmanned robotic explorer LADEE that made its successful entry into the lunar orbit in the month of October is now all set to accumulate scientific data about the moon.