First hibernation studies with human subjects could be feasible within a decade, a European Space Agency (ESA) researcher thinks.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured what might be 'the tallest tornado' in the solar system swirling across the north pole of the sun.
For the first time, a space-born smog sensor will be able to provide data on the distribution of air pollutants over America non-stop and in real time.
Europe's first Jupiter-bound mission is in the final stages of preparations for its launch on April 13 from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Forms of oxygen created by living organisms can be found in space around our planet, a new study has revealed, hinting at a potential new method for tracing life on exoplanets.
The powerful solar storm that struck Earth earlier this week treated an American astrophotographer to unexpected aurora displays during a shooting trip to California's Death Valley.
A series of powerful solar storms set the sky ablaze in the last two days of February, with aurora sightings reported unexpectedly far away from their usual territories.
A new image taken by a camera designed to study dark matter reveals remnants of an ancient supernova explosion in unprecedented detail.
A solar storm that swept across Earth on Monday (Feb. 27) forced SpaceX to delay a Starlink launch and temporarily disrupted operations of several Canadian oil rigs.
Powerful solar wind is blowing from the sun these days, setting the sky ablaze with auroras as far south as England's capital London. And more is yet to come.
Experts have been sounding alarm bells for years that Earth orbit is getting a bit too crowded. So how many satellites can we actually launch to space before it gets to be too much?
Astronomers are observing the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy tearing apart a strange dust cloud in real time.
The James Webb Space Telescope has looked inside one of the oldest components of our Milky Way galaxy, the Messier 92 globular cluster located some 27,000 light-years away from Earth.
The James Webb Space Telescope found massive, mature galaxies inhabiting the universe so soon after the Big Bang that according to current theories they really shouldn't exist.
A Japanese cubesat launched aboard NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission took a video of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) earlier this month, about two weeks after the ice ball's closest approach to Earth.
The Very Large Telescope in Chile took images of its lightest exoplanet yet after data from two European sky-mapping missions indicated something was tugging at the orbit of a distant young star.
Thousands of satellites and millions of out-of-control space debris fragments hurtle high above our heads, threatening to collide. Here are the objects that experts fear the most.
A stream of solar plasma arrived at Earth last night, triggering rare red aurora displays across Canada, northern U.S. and Europe. And more is on its way.
NASA-developed technology that can remotely detect the tiniest motions of the body caused by basic processes necessary for life will be used by disaster relief teams in earthquake-stricken Turkey.
Vincent Ledvina was as excited as the particles in the atmosphere over his head when a well-timed solar eruption triggered a night of auroral splendor on Valentine's Day.
Earth-observation satellites continue to assess the vast damage in Turkey and Syria caused by the devastating series of earthquakes that struck on Feb. 6.
Two enormous cracks in Earth's crust opened near the Turkish-Syrian border after two powerful earthquakes shook the region on Monday (Feb. 6), killing over 20,000 people.
A satellite system designed to track hurricanes can reveal where damaging microplastics accumulate in the ocean. A new study now reveals why.
Researchers are studying hibernating Arctic squirrels in order to harness the benefits of this natural state to protect astronauts on long-duration space missions.