The XENON1T detector hasn't detected any dark matter particles yet. But it has carried out a 30-day science run, and project scientists are optimistic about the future.
Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.
The evolution of the hydrocarbon-rich surface on Saturn's largest moon Titan may have more in common with that of Mars' dusty landscape than with Earth's dynamic geology, scientists said.
A group of experts at the Humans to Mars Summit discussed how NASA can convince lawmakers to support a human mission to Mars.
The first printing segment of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete, and the U.S. space agency has awarded $100,000 to the winning two teams.
Solar astronomers have uncovered the magnetic secrets behind one of the sun's most mysterious eruptions: a coronal mass ejection that seems to come from nowhere.
A new NASA competition is calling on computer programmers to help streamline a piece of software the agency uses for aviation research. A total cash purse of up to $55,000 will go to the winners.
A telescope in Chile captured this incredible view of a nearby dwarf galaxy, which reveals millions of previously hidden stars that you can explore without stepping away from your computer.
Running low on fuel, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun the final (and most daring) phase of its epic mission to Saturn.
NASA's veteran Mars rover Opportunity has been driving across the Red Planet's surface for more than 13 years, but it's not done exploring yet.
There's a powerful gamma-ray signal blasting from the massive galaxy's core, possibly revealing a compact region filled with annihilating dark matter particles.
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a white dwarf star consuming a huge comet, scattering its remains throughout its atmosphere.
A cluster of recent meteorite impacts on Mars have been found, highlighting a deadly hazard for future Mars colonists.
Courtesy of the European Mars Express orbiter, a new perspective of the Red Planet's north pole provides a stunning new view of the ancient Martian ice.
An experiment to test a tether mechanism that could be used to drag space debris from orbit appears to have glitched and scientists are working to troubleshoot before time runs out.
A very simple chemical analysis is being developed by NASA scientists that could someday be used by robotic missions on other worlds to detect alien biology.
As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity.
Lacking a strong magnetic shield, Pluto's thin atmosphere is being eroded into space — but Charon is doing its bit to protect its dwarf planet buddy.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has used its radar to reveal previously unknown structures hidden below the Red Planet's polar ice.
A star with a strange composition has been spotted and astronomers think that it has just eaten an exoplanetary lunch.