It's official. We're hitting the 50 year mark when it comes to the history of women in space on Sunday. In 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was launched into space, making her the first woman to blast into orbit.
Black holes emit high powered X-rays as gas spirals toward them. Yet astrophysicists have been unable to explain why they produce so much energy. Now, NASA may have discovered new clues when it comes to solving this mystery.
We're learning a little bit more about alien worlds and how they're created. Scientists have discovered evidence that a tiny extrasolar planet may be forming quite far from its star--about the twice the distance Pluto is from our Sun. The new findings could reveal a little bit more about planets in ...
There may be a new technique that will give astronomers a clearer picture of our universe. Researchers have developed a method that can be used in the next generation of radio telescopes in order to help make new findings about stars, exoplanets and space.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered something else about the Red Planet. While Earth experiences rises and falls in temperatures once a day, it turns out that the Martian atmosphere actually feels these rises and falls twice daily. The culprit? Water-ice clouds.
In particular, Euclid will address one of the most important questions in modern cosmology: why is the Universe expanding at an accelerating rate today, rather than slowing down due to the gravitational attraction of all the matter in it?
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has made a new discovery. It's found a veritable bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to our own Milky Way.
A team of Swiss astronomers have discovered a new class of variable star by measuring minute variations in stellar brightness.
NASA's NuSTAR and Chandra Observatory have watched as a black hole in a nearby galaxy snacked on gas and then fell asleep ten years later.
NASA has used its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to track down the materials that may halt hazardous radiation--one of the dangers of extended space travel to places like Mars.
The mysterious furrows that are visible on the Martian dunes are a result of the sliding blocks of frozen carbon dioxide that is otherwise known as dry ice, according to the latest NASA report.