The strong material found in stadium roofs across the globe originated in Apollo spacesuits.
The newest snowman-like image of Ultima Thule (2014 MU69), a pristine object from the dawn of the solar system, is already revealing insights into how planets form.
Only moments before New Horizons flew by the most distant solar system object ever visited, astrophysicist and Queen guitarist Brian May released his new single based on the mission.
As 2018 draws to a close, one group of people plans to celebrate something far more unusual — a flyby of Ultima Thule, the most distant solar system object ever explored. Here's what to expect.
Gas and dust disks around young stars reveal features that suggest planets are off to an early start.
For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy.
A black dwarf is all that is left after a white dwarf star burns off all of its heat, but retains its mass.
A world tightly circling a pair of stars could cling to its moon, providing potential regions for life to evolve.
A spiral galaxy has a distinct winding shape. Most of the galaxies observed by astronomers are spiral galaxies.
A spacecraft orbiting the dwarf planet could use Pluto's moon Charon to make important orbital changes.
In less than 10 weeks, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will explore the most distant target ever visited by a spacecraft. Mission team members don't know what to expect — and that's part of the fun.
The geological hotspots that surround geysers throughout the solar system are mysteriously absent on Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa.
Whether Mercury formed from a single collision or multiple impacts, the iron-rich planet is probably a rare breed.
The discovery of a potential exomoon could be the first step in finding worlds like "Avatar's" moon Pandora or "Star Wars'" forest moon of Endor.