Researchers have found that the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are most likely salt deposits. The researchers made the discovery using NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
A new study is shedding light on the sun's ability to superflare, which could generate energy equivalent to 100 million megaton bombs, according to the researchers.
A large asteroid known as 2003 SD220 will pass by the earth-moon system on Christmas Eve at a safe distance of 6,787,600 miles, astronomers announced.
A new study is shedding light on some galaxies "clumpiness" compared to those spiral shaped galaxies.
The Hubble Space Telescope has a spiral galaxy that resembles an atomic nucleus, the galaxy was identified as 'NGC 7252' which is also known as the "Atoms for Peace" galaxy.
Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 has successfully entered its target orbit and it is on its way to meet with a distant asteroid.
NASA has released a new simulation of the environment found on Pluto. Using information from the New Horizon spacecraft, researchers have gotten a closer look at the weather surrounding the tiny planet.
Japan's "Akatsuki" probe has successfully entered Venus' orbit, after failing in its first attempt.
A new study is shedding light on the origin of heavy elements in the Universe and mergers of binary neutron stars may be the source for radioactive plutonium-244 in nature.
What kind of stars will form rocky planets? Astronomers have taken a closer look to find patterns and features that indicate what types of planets are likely to form around different kinds of stars.
It turns out that half of Kepler's exoplanet candidates may be false positives. New research reveals that 52.3 percent of the found exoplanets were actually eclipsing binaries, while 2.3 percent were brown dwarfs.