Beginning in early June and continuing into July and August, those who look skyward toward the east-southeast during the evening hours will almost certainly notice a brilliant orange-red "star" shining with a steady light.
Astronomers have captured a striking new image of the Tarantula Nebula that highlights its abundance of stars and stunning luminosity.
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The Trump administration's push to ease regulations on private industry is no longer confined to Earth.
Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere after the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid, which ended the era of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, warmed the Earth's climate for 100,000 years, a new study has revealed.
The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses between the mass of a few suns and that of millions of suns, a new study finds.
Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center.
The odd shapes of Saturn's inner moons , which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds.
Astronomers may have unknowingly discovered rocky planets with rings, which they mistook for other kinds of worlds, a new study finds.
In a NASA town hall yesterday (May 17), NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in a major way," also supporting NASA's research into that important area.
The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that lends credence to the idea that a huge super-Earth planet really exists in the outer reaches of our solar system.
China just launched a spacecraft that will help pave the way for a historic mission to the moon's far side later this year.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a vision: He wants to get humans to Mars as soon as possible. He already wowed the world this year, when the Falcon Heavy launched and flung a Tesla car toward the asteroid belt. And this heavy-lift rocket will be dwarfed by the boosters Musk plans for Mars exploration, which he says will carry colonists in fleets of ships to the Red Planet.
With an experiment launching to the International Space Station Monday (May 21), scientists will be able to create a temperature that's 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space to focus in on atoms' weird quantum behavior.
New research reveals that some black hole collisions may cascade, with the dense objects crashing into one another to create even more-massive black holes.
A new type of camera developed by U.S. researchers will allow astronomers to directly image planets around nearby stars in the search for another Earth.
Earth-like planets with severe tilts and orbits could enter abrupt "snowball states," in which entire oceans freeze and surface life cannot survive, according to new research.
The largest-ever parachute bound for Mars, which will land Europe's ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021, passed the first in a series of tests in Sweden.
On April 30, after more than 20 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer ( RXTE ) satellite re-entered and burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
If humans ever find aliens, chances are that those otherworldly organisms will look nothing like us, but they may bear a closer resemblance to some of our simpler Earthly neighbors: microbes.