Scientists have released the largest catalog of gravitational wave detections to date, shedding new light on interactions of the most massive objects in the universe, black holes and neutron stars.
Astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed the most spectacular aurora display of their entire mission over the weekend after a massive blast of material from the sun reached our planet.
A new space mission will measure how much heat gets trapped in Earth's atmosphere to help gauge whether humankind makes any progress in tackling the fast progressing climate change.
Corn is one of the world's most important crops but it may soon take a hit from the progressing climate change, throwing global food security into turmoil, a new study by NASA found.
Astronomers have detected traces of water in one of the oldest known galaxies proving for the first time that the life-giving substance played a role in the formation of the earliest stars.
A digital replica of Earth could help scientists better model the future of our planet and find solutions to problems wrought by climate change.
Satellites will play a key role in helping the world slash its methane emissions in line with the global pledge introduced by the U.S. President Joe Biden at the COP26 climate change conference.
A new space mission will track human-made emissions of greenhouse gases from space to help keep the world on track to meet climate change mitigation targets.
One of the strangest comets in the solar system has been erupting with unpredictable bright outbursts since late September and nobody knows why.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has kicked off in the Scottish city of Glasgow, welcoming world leaders, experts and activists to look for ways to slow down climate change.
When it comes to their environmental impacts, not all rocket fuels are equal. Which are the industry's 'dirty secrets' and which technologies might satisfy even Greta Thunberg?
Two British start-ups claim their biofuel-based rockets produce much less carbon emissions and dangerous soot particles than their fossil fuel-powered counterparts.
Satellite megaconstellations are becoming a serious problem to 21st century astronomy akin to urban light pollution, and speedy action is needed to mitigate, a new report finds.
Plumes of hot gas and charged particles emitted by black holes drift across distances of hundreds of thousands of light years.
The European Space Agency nearly lost its gamma-ray space telescope Integral last month when a charged particle disabled one of the reaction wheels that keep its solar arrays pointed at the sun.
Scientists have imaged the whole globe of Uranus in the infrared part of the light spectrum for the first time, hoping to shed light on the planet's mysterious auroras and weird magnetic field
High-resolution satellite images reveal lava rivers spilling from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma as the devastating eruption shows no signs of stopping.
The first-ever discovery of a planet orbiting a dead star suggests that some worlds in our solar system have a chance to survive the sun's violent demise some five billion years from now.
The heir to the British throne thinks the world's brightest minds should focus on saving Earth rather than colonizing the solar system.
A precious cargo has arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida from Europe this week: The Europe-built service module that in 2023 will power the first human mission to the moon since Apollo.
Scientists have used a new method to analyse the composition of ancient grains in meteorites with unprecedented accuracy to shed light on their mysterious origin.
Satellites have observed the intensifying eruption on the Spain-owned island of La Palma over the weekend as new streams of lava spilled out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano after its crater collapsed.
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Klaus Hasselmann helped to shape a ground-breaking Earth-observation space mission that paved the way for the modern study of our planet's environment.
A presumed discovery of a gamma-ray burst from the oldest known galaxy in the universe was in fact a reflection of sunlight from a spent rocket stage in Earth's orbit, a new paper found.