Before Earth and the other planets in our solar system existed, the sun may have been surrounded by giant rings of dust similar to Saturn's, according to a new study.
Earth's outer shell is made of rocky rafts that dive beneath each other. The diving plates weaken, but do not break, according to a new study.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured a stunning new photo of the luminous green and red lights of an aurora hugging clouds swirling around Earth's night side.
Alarms blared aboard the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday (Sept. 9), and the crew reported seeing smoke and smelling burnt plastic, according to news reports.
Most major geological events in Earth's recent history have clustered in 27.5-million-year intervals — a pattern that scientists are now calling the "pulse of the Earth."
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun, and it's expected to bring a higher-than-average number of storms in the months ahead.
A severe thunderstorm cloud that formed over the Pacific Ocean in 2018 reached the coldest temperatures ever recorded.
This dramatic breakup comes after a major crack formed on the shelf in November 2020 and continued to grow.
Quantum entanglement could in theory lead to extremely precise clocks that can hunt for subtle disturbances in space-time.
Wildfires are burning the West Coast, hurricanes are flooding the Southeast — and some of those storms are rising from the dead.
This proposed mesh telescope would let us gaze out into the dark cosmos, unhindered by our planet's atmosphere and radio interferences.
The pattern of light was unfamiliar and strangely perfect, reaching out toward the horizon like a set of celestial sand dunes.
Physicists dropped objects on a satellite for two years to test Galileo's theory of falling objects.
The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
Dark fluffy thunderclouds don't just fuel dramatic storms, they also produce some of the most energetic flashes of light on the planet.
An intervening cluster of galaxies acts like a cosmic microscope and bends and magnifies light from a distant galaxy.
This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the planet
Astronomers recently completed the first test run of the nearly-complete Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)