NASA has caught comet Pan-STARRS in action. The NEOWISE mission captured a series of pictures of the comet, also known as C/2012 K1, as it swept across the sky in May 2014.
A newly discovered world in a binary start system about 3,000 light-years from our own planet may just expand scientists' views of where Earth-like and potentially habitable planets can form.
Finding out exactly how old a star might be has long been a challenge for astronomers. Now, though, researchers may have found a way to do so.
Is it too hot or too cold? For two "Goldilocks" planets, the conditions seemed just right; unfortunately, though, these planets don't exist.
NASA's Cassini has uncovered some startling new findings when it comes to Saturn's moon, Titan. It turns out that the massive sea within the moon may be as salty as Earth's very own Dead Sea.
Scientists are learning a bit more about Comet 67P/Churyumov-Garasimenko. It turns out that the comet is releasing the equivalent of two glasses of water into space every second as it speeds along its path.
Dazzling lights and booming shockwaves may be the order for this Fourth of July weekend, but these spectacular sights may not just be occurring here on Earth.
Could there actually be water on the surface of Mars? It's possible, according to a new study.
Scientists have taken a closer look at mysterious dark matter and its role when it comes to the formation of galaxies and the structure of the universe.
Astronomers have captured a stunning new image of the star formation region Gum 15 with the help of the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
The New Horizons (NH) spacecraft is currently set to streak past the Pluto system in July 2015. Now, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is conducting an intensive search to find a suitable outer solar system object for New Horizons to visit after its Pluto mission.
The Cassini spacecraft was originally supposed to explore Saturn and its moons for a duration of four years, but due to its success, NASA extended its mission three times. Today marks the spacecraft’s tenth anniversary orbiting Saturn.