An astronaut's photo of Mount Ruapehu, the real-life "Mount Doom" volcano shows the contrast between the hydrothermal lake at its summit and the snow surrounding its peak.
A new study that reassessed decades of work of climate "tipping points" has revealed they are more numerous and closer to being triggered than researchers initially feared.
A new study has revealed that the Thwaites glacier, also known as the "Doomsday Glacier," could melt away much faster than previously believed.
A new image using data collected by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope shows off one of the most perfect "Einstein rings" ever captured.
A new study has revealed that a record-breaking amount of water vapor entered Earth's atmosphere after a volcanic eruption in Tonga in January.
Astronomers have detected a new triple star system that is unlike any similar system seen before. Computer simulations revealed that the strange system likely used to contain a fourth star.
Researchers have discovered tiny, never-before-seen carbon crystals in meteorite dust left over from the explosion of the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013.
Jupiter's innards are full of the remains of baby planets that the gas giant gobbled up as it expanded to become the behemoth we see today, scientists have found.
NOAA has announced that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be more active than average for the seventh year in a row.
13-year-old prodigy Elliott Tanner has graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in physics and mathematics.
NASA recently released an image of Mars' Airy-0 crater, which bears a remarkable resemblance to a human fingerprint and marks the Red Planet's prime meridian (zero degrees longitude).
Astronomers have created the most detailed map yet of the magnetic field within one of the Milky Way's galactic bones.
A spinning orb of light that slowly moved across the sky in Alaska on March 29 was actually frozen fuel left by a Chinese rocket, according to experts.
Data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed that a supernova shock wave traveling through the Cassiopeia A nebula is not expanding as evenly as it should be.
NASA has released a stunning image of Portugal’s coastline showing the immense power of massive, seven-story-high waves as they crashed toward the shore.
A new image taken by the Curiosity rover reveals a tiny, flower-like mineral deposit less than half an inch wide on the Martian surface.
If a super-advanced civilization had to ability to engineer the solar system from scratch, how many planets could they squeeze around the sun?
A satellite image captured by Landsat 8 shows Mount Vesuvius "peering" through an eerily circular hole in the clouds.
NASA's Earth Observatory has released a photo of a crescent moon above an orbital sunset taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
Recent satellite images captured by Landsat 8 show a rare windswept sea ice formation over water in Antarctica.
Researchers studying the atmospheres of white dwarfs have discovered previously unknown rock types which made up the exoplanets that once surrounded the stellar remnants.
Researchers warn that there are dozens of potential false biosignatures on Mars that could hinder the search for alien life.
Researchers have discovered a new mineral from deep within Earth's mantle; it was trapped inside a diamond and brought to the surface.