The Earth's most abundant mineral family finally has a name. Scientists have used an ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up about 38 percent of our planet.
It turns out that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is still experiencing the "tsunami wave" that it began earlier this year. The findings mean that this is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers have seen in interstellar space to date.
Astronomers may soon discover rocky planets that have been stretched out by the gravity of the stars that they orbit. The new findings could reveal a bit more about these alien planets.
When it comes to measuring the universe, astronomers often turn to theory rather than real data. Now, though, scientists may have collected enough data to make measuring the cosmos a possibility.
When it comes to hunting for life on distant planets, narrowing down which planets may be most hospitable to life is crucial.
Astronomers have spotted an entire family of Pluto-sized objects with the help of ALMA. The tiny worlds which are swarming around an adolescent version of our own sun, may tell researchers a bit more about the evolution of solar systems.
Scientists may have detected a possible signal from dark matter. They've picked up an atypical photon emission in X-rays coming from space, which could be evidence for the existence of a particle of dark matter.
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has discovered that the water vapor from its target comet is significantly different to that found on Earth, which could spark debate about the origin of our planet's oceans.
Scientists have spotted the spiral arms of molecular gas around "baby twin" stars-or binary protostars. The new observations reveal a bit more about the mechanism of the birth and growth of binary stars, which could further future studies.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the role of water on Mars, thanks to observations by Curiosity. They've found that the Red Planet's Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
Scientists have taken a closer look at one of Titan's unusual features, its dunes, and have found that winds must blow far faster and more violently than previously thought.
It turns out that when it comes to creating new stars, a cool cosmic environment is the best policy. Scientists have discovered a surge of warm gas that flowed into a nearby galaxy extinguished star formation by agitating the available chilled gas.