The continuing research with exoplanets involves trying to identify their atmospheric composition, specifically to answer the question of whether life could exist there.
Mysterious flares of X-rays from Jupiter's auroras suggest that the giant planet's "northern lights" may possess unexpected similarities with those of Earth, a new study finds.
Planet, which operates the world's largest fleet of Earth-observing satellites, announced Wednesday (July 7) that it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company.
Ingenuity spotted a heart-shaped track created when the Perseverance Mars rover took a slight detour, likely to investigate an interesting rock or patch of dirt.
Researchers found evidence of an elusive magneto-rotational hypernova explosion for the first time ever.
On June 25, 2021, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a much-anticipated report on UFOs to Congress.
A cluster composed of thousands of stars may dissolve to become a mob of dozens of black holes in a billion years.
Venus is the brightest planet in our solar system, has a hellish atmosphere and is covered in volcanoes. Learn more about Venus here.
Astronomer Wendy Freedman suggests that the latest observations of red giant stars could be closing the gap on the Hubble tension.
The methane wafting from Enceladus may be a sign that life teems in the Saturn moon's subsurface sea, a new study reports.
The venerable Hubble Space Telescope is facing its most serious malfunction in more than a decade, and while NASA is eager to restore the iconic observatory, the agency doesn't want to rush.
Satellites and the space station crew are tracking the progress of the record-breaking deadly Tropical Storm Elsa as it moves along the Florida coast.
The $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope mission has passed a key launch review, keeping it on track to lift off atop an Ariane 5 rocket before the end of the year.
NASA's new administrator, Bill Nelson, is a familiar face in the space community, but the agency he has led for nearly two months now has changed a great deal in recent years.
Scientists are concerned that increasing amounts of meltwater could be finding its way into the ocean.
With its frigid temperatures, remoteness from the sun and general dustiness, changing Mars to be more Earth-like is more challenging than it seems (and it already seems pretty tough).
On July 5, 2021, Earth will be at the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, also known as aphelion.