An asteroid that cohabits an orbit with Jupiter came from outside the solar system.
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A re-examination of old data shows a NASA spacecraft may have flown through a plume in 1997. The plumes could offer hints of life on the ice-encrusted moon.
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light-years from here.
The rerelease of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece encourages us to reflect again on where we’re coming from and where we’re going.
The space agency’s next Martian rover, currently scheduled for a 2020 launch, is to carry a four-pound helicopter.
Propelled by a predawn rocket launch from California on Saturday, the spacecraft will study the deep interior of the red planet, contributing to understanding of how planets form.
The space agency announced on Tuesday that its successor to the Hubble telescope has hit a series of testing snags, pushing back a planned launch next year.
A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer “the big question: Where did the universe come from?”
The cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
Elon Musk disrupted the business of sending rockets into space and has now achieved a milestone in spaceflight by launching the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world.
Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.
Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.
The documentary interviews nine scientists in fields including astronomy and neuroscience, and asks them to reflect on their work.
It was thought that water bound up in asteroids would be lost in the intense heat of the impacts when they hit our planet. New experiments say no.
He helped explain the electric flow of superconductors and the churning matter inside collapsed stars, work that led to Nobel Prizes (but not for him).
Space rocks like 2004 EW95 are common between Mars and Jupiter. The discovery of the object near Neptune may provide insights into how the planets formed.
European astronomers released a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, the most detailed survey ever produced of our home galaxy.
The newest mission to Mars is to launch on Saturday morning. It will search for marsquakes and try to produce a map of the planet’s insides.