Astronomers are learning a bit more about what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy about 11 million light-years away. The giant star explosion sheds a bit more light on how galaxies evolved.
The moon may not be as peaceful as once thought. NASA scientists have found that over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly changed the properties of the soil in the lunar craters through the process of sparking.
Most people know that fluorine can be found in our toothpaste, but did you know about its stellar origins? Scientists have found that fluorine was probably formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our own sun.
Astronomers have managed to view the "Whirlpool Galaxy," Messier 51, with the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope in a frequency range just above those of commercial FM radio stations.
Drought continues to spread across California. In fact, about 60 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional drought," which is the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. Now, NASA scientists are launching a new satellite that could help farmers and water managers worldwide.
Astronomers have captured a spectacular mosaic of images of NGC 3603, a very bright star cluster famed for having the highest concentration of massive stars that have been discovered in our galaxy thus far.
It turns out that microscopic organisms may just be able to create dripstones in caves. The new findings reveal how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology, and may mean that the same could happen on other planets.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is continuing its trek across the Red Planet and now, scientists have chosen a new rock for a drilling target. The new choice should hopefully tell researchers a bit more about the geological history of the planet.
Scattered across the universe are some more mysterious black holes of an intermediate size and now, astronomers have gotten a closer look at one with the help of light pulses.
The NASA Chandra X-ray observatory has offered a glimpse into the environment of a star before it exploded and caused one of the closest supernovas seen in decades.
Astronomers have created some astonishing new maps of the dusty material between the stars of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings may just bring researchers one step closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has stumped scientists for nearly a century.