Astronomers have captured new and surprising details of a nearby starburst galaxy. Using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the scientists have uncovered never-before-seen features, such as streamers of material fleeing the disk of the galaxy as well as concentrations of dense molecular gas surrounding...
As satellites become more common, they face growing risk of colliding with space debris and even each other.
There may have once been an ancient lake on Mars. Not only that, but this lake may have once been able to support life. Data from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover mission has revealed the new features and has opened up the possibility that Martians may have once existed.
NASA has captured some new and stunning images of the Sun. The new pictures reveal a bit more about our nearest star, showing that the location between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere is far more violent than previously thought.
Astronomers have managed to capture a spectacular new image of Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1). The new image reveals the intricate flow of the comet's ion tail, showing the researchers a bit more about the details associated with this particular space phenomenon.
PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.
Astronomers have discovered a planet that really shouldn't be where it was found. They've spotted a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance. The new discovery throws a wrench in planet formation theories, revealing that these strange systems can exist outside our o...
In 1958, scientists discovered two gigantic belts of radiation around Earth that have provided tantalizing mysteries to researchers ever since.
The vast scale of the whole universe is visible in this new simulation visualizing the assumed density field of otherwise invisible dark matter:
NASA has released the first high resolution movie of an exclusive six-sided jet stream around Saturn's North Pole that was obtained by Cassini spacecraft.
Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most energetic explosions in the universe. Now, astronomers are getting a closer look at the magnetic fields at the heart of these bursts. They've glimpsed the infrastructure of a burst's high-speed jet, revealing a bit more about this space phenomenon.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has made some new findings. It's identified a glowing wreck of a star, known as a supernova, that exploded just 2,500 years ago--a mere second of time in astronomical terms.