NASA has chosen nine finalists in the student naming contest for its next Mars rover, which currently goes by the bland Mars 2020.
The world of the teensy-tiny, the quantum realm, could have a favorite flavor. Here's why that's a big deal.
Scientists have identified the oldest known impact crater on Earth — and the ancient structure could tell us how our planet emerged from a long-ago frozen phase.
Colorful stars sparkle across a sea of cosmic dust and gas in this new view of Gum 26, a star-forming region in the Milky Way galaxy.
Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again.
Move over, red dwarfs. Emerging research shows that another star type could be more friendly to life.
A 16-year NASA mission that painted the universe in infrared light will come to an end this month, as the Spitzer Space Telescope takes its final observations on Jan. 29.
A high school junior found a distant planet that orbits two stars, one of just a dozen such worlds known to scientists.
A tiny satellite studying alien worlds may be gone for good, but during the two years the spacecraft operated, it laid the foundation for what may become a new way of finding exoplanets.
The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
The competition to name NASA's next Mars rover has entered a new phase, with the space agency culling the field from 28,000 down to 155.
Venus is the brightest planet in our solar system, has a hellish atmosphere, and is covered in volcanoes. Learn more about planet Venus here.
The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows.
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15).
Heated conversations at the American Astronomical Society's January meeting are usually about stars and galaxies, distant worlds and elaborate calculations.
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