Scientists are tracing the movement of dust over Martian eons using a high-definition camera from orbit.
A new simulation maps the first few seconds after the Big Bang, focusing on what scientists call the intergalactic medium, or the gas and dust between galaxies.
For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has warmed and cooled with natural fluctuations in the level of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere.
If aliens exist, they do exist, they might be hanging out on Dyson spheres circling the husks of sunlike stars called white dwarfs.
The dust trail from the largest comet outburst on record will be visible to amateur astronomers in late July 2022.
An asteroid demolition derby took place between 7.8 million and 11.7 million years after the birth of the solar system.
A test of whether asteroid surveys could spot a potentially hazardous asteroid successfully rediscovered Apophis and ruled out the possibility of it striking Earth for the next 100 years.
On the 10th anniversary of the last transit of Venus, find out what makes these events so special and what else to look out for during the long wait for the next one.
Experiments headed to the space station on a SpaceX Dragon capsule this week will research how microgravity affects wound healing, creating concrete with organic compounds and more.
Auroras don't just exist on Earth. Here's what we know about auroras on other planets in the solar system.
A group of 13 telescopes allowed researchers to observe the process behind a unique type of aurora, known as auroral beads, for the first time.
Science writer Natalie Wolchover has received a 2022 Pulitzer Prize for her work at Quanta Magazine explaining the intricate story of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Privately developed spacecraft will carry a new suite of science gear to the moon in 2026 to support NASA's Artemis lunar exploration program.
Researchers using an innovative astrodynamics algorithm have uncovered over 100 asteroids that had gone undetected in archived images of the sky.
What is it like to be on the surface of Mars or Venus? Or even further afield, such as on Pluto, or Saturn's moon Titan?
Millions of tons of a type of extremely reactive chemical can form in the atmosphere each year, with implications for health and the global climate.
Hang on tight as you watch this new footage of Jupiter. This sped-up view shows the perspective of NASA's Juno spacecraft as it flew above the gas giant on April 9.
A study of a sample of galaxies that existed up to 12.5 billion years ago has provided further evidence that radiation from active supermassive black holes suppresses star formation.