Astronomer Vera Rubin — best known for her pioneering research about dark matter — will lend her name to a new telescope if a bipartisan bill becomes law.
The huge ocean sloshing beneath the ice shell of the Jupiter moon Europa may be more similar to the seas of Earth than scientists had thought.
In 1974, Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely.
Next year, NASA will launch a new Mars rover, one that is equipped to determine whether the Red Planet ever hosted life — but the craft could also determine how violently Martian volcanoes erupted.
Clusters of galaxies hold the prestigious title of "largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe," which is no small feat.
The mature sun may still be prone to temper tantrums. A new study suggests that older stars like the sun can produce superflares — huge bursts of energy visible across hundreds of light-years.
A beautiful new Hubble Space Telescope image of a barred spiral galaxy shows a scene similar to what outside observers might see when they look at our own Milky Way.
There's something very weird, and very dense, under the surface of the moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, new research suggests.
Mysterious rare meteorites made of a mix of stone and iron likely formed when Vesta, the brightest asteroid in the sky, experienced a giant impact, a new study finds.
This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89.
NASA has chosen the first companies that will ferry its instruments to the moon as part of the Artemis program — and with those selections come hints of where the contracted landers will touch down.
If Godzilla were a real creature, his incredibly rapid growth spurt on the big screen would be off the charts, even setting evolutionary records, a new report finds.
Unifying all the forces and particles would require a particle accelerator far more powerful than humans have ever built.