Congress held its third hearing earlier this week on the potential threat asteroids pose to Earth. The hearings come in the wake of the asteroid explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, last February, which injured about 1,500 people and left the region scrambling to repair damaged buildings.
The enormous comet C/2013 A1, also called Sliding Spring, that is on a near-collision course with Mars is after all very unlikely to hit when it closely approaches the Red Planet later in 2014, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in an update.
If you paid to name a planet after you favorite pet, you may have been scammed. The International Astronomical Union has announced that a company that charges people to suggest names for exoplanets has no bearing on the names that the more than 800 discovered exoplanets actually receive.
Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has given green light to one of the most daring scientific projects the Pacific paradise archipelago has undertaken.
A geomagnetic storm may occur during this weekend, and it could produce some dazzling sights. A solar flare that occurred around 3:16 a.m. on Thursday morning produced a coronal mass ejection (CME), which could mean that Earth is in store for a spectacular display of northern lights this evening.
If you look to the skies this weekend, you may be in for a spectacular treat. Tomorrow, April 14, you could have the chance of seeing Jupiter during the daytime and join the ranks of people that have spotted the giant plant while the sun is in the sky.
NASA's asteroid capture mission idea actually benefits from a rich history. Past research could aid this initiative to snag an asteroid and drag it near Earth.
Images from NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter may reveal the 1971 Soviet lander that only transmitted for a few seconds before being lost on the Red Planet.
An icy cloud at Titan's south pole has marked the change of seasons for the moon, which normally last for seven and a half Earth years. Now, researchers are studying the phenomenon to find out more about Earth's own poles.
Two large and very similar Martian impact craters also reveal deep pits in their center, which most likely resulted from dramatic underground explosions. There are different theories about the cause of these explosions though.
The sun has let loose its largest solar flare yet this year. It's also been associated with a coronal mass ejection, which is hurtling toward Earth.