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.
An Ariane 5 rocket rises between the silhouettes of two palm trees as it lifts off into the cloud-covered evening sky in Kourou, French Guiana.
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.
Several supermassive black holes have been found wandering through their dwarf host galaxies, offering new clues about how similar black holes evolved in the early universe.
A new 3D movie highlights the Crab Nebula, beginning with its location in the constellation Taurus and zooming in to show off its dynamic features.
The black hole at the center of our galaxy is warping and combining stars into a strange new kind of object, astronomers say.
Auroras and satellite function might be influenced by ''bubbles'' of plasma near the tail of Earth's magnetosphere.
Scientists have traced the journey of phosphorous, one of the essential building blocks for life as we know it on Earth, through space.
Astronomers have spotted another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from the sun.
Two cosmic love birds lit the way to the discovery of dark matter, and a new Hubble image features a behemoth galaxy that played a part in the groundbreaking finding.
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