Two phenomena that are known to actually inhibit the habitability of planets may actually help chances for life. Scientists have found that tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity may promote life on certain planets orbiting low-mass stars.
ESO's Very Large Telescope has captured a spectacular new image of the cometary globule CG4, which glows in fiery reds and oranges in the photo. This faint object is actually a nebula, and was first spotted in 1976.
About four years ago, a citizen scientist that was looking for the tell-tale bubble patterns of star formation in the Milky Way Project found something else: bright yellow, fuzzy objects. Now, scientists have discovered exactly what these "yellowballs" actually are.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres. Taken just 147,000 miles from the tiny planet on Jan. 25, the images represent a new milestone for the spacecraft as it continues its journey toward Ceres.
Astronomers have spotted an ancient, sun-like star with orbiting planets in a system that dates back to the dawn of the galaxy. The system is the oldest to be discovered by far with Earth-sized planets, and proves that such planets formed throughout the history of the universe.
A new satellite may be multitasking after it's launched into space. While some satellites only monitor the Earth and other satellites only monitor the sun, the new DSCOVR satellite will keep an eye on both.
NASA has tracked the massive blizzard that's pummeling the northeast today.
The massive asteroid that buzzed Earth on Monday didn't come alone. Scientists working with NASA's Deep Space Network antenna found that the asteroid was so large that it had its own small moon.
A new space telescope from NASA may be a breakthrough in terms of space exploration.
There may be a ring system that's actually larger and heavier than the famed rings of Saturn.
A swarm of tiny probes may have a mission--and that mission is the giant planet of Jupiter. Microprobes, which each have a different sensor, could be fired into the clouds of Jupiter and grab data as they fall before burning up in the gas giant planet's atmosphere.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko continues to hurtle toward the sun, carefully watched by the Rosetta spacecraft. Now, scientists have noticed that this comet is practically hemorrhaging water as it continues its trip through space.