Computing technique reconstructs 3D images from single photons reflected from dimly lit object
A newly analyzed Kuiper Belt object is posing a challenge to planet-formation theories
Sunlight may have set the space rock spinning at breakup speed
A photonic device is capable of simulating gravitational lensing, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's general relativity
Anomalies in the universe's relic radiation could contradict the evidence for a level cosmos
The probe could keep hunting for planets or take on alternative tasks such as asteroid spotting
Elusive magnetic vortices called skyrmions have been made in the lab for the first time, and could be used to develop more efficient memory chips
Why hyperactive stars are planet hunters' biggest headache
The Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a glimpse into the universe's early tumultuous era of galaxy formation
The space telescope's mission to find planets outside the solar system is probably over, due to a failed "reaction wheel"
The chemical fingerprints of lunar rocks suggest that Earth and the moon were born with their water already present
The Kepler spacecraft has discovered a pair of exoplanets in a star's habitable zone and close to Earth in size, bringing scientists closer to finding a true twin of our planet
A 3-D-printed vortex-maker may improve understanding of braided fluids in nature, such as in the sun's outer atmosphere, superconductive materials, liquid crystals and quantum fields
NASA probes observed the new belt for weeks before a solar shock wave wiped it out
The proximity of HD 140283, at 186 light-years from our solar system, made it a target of a highly precise age measurement that put it at 13.2 billion years old
Rock is among the oldest known from the Red Planet and matches findings from NASA rovers
The recently spotted cloud might be a planet-forming disk of matter
Despite the cancellation of the Terrestrial Planet Finder telescope, astrobiologists are modeling possible chemical biomarkers that could be used to detect indicators of life on newfound worlds...
Mathematicians have re-created the intricate patterns of ice formation, a breakthrough that could lead to new models of red blood cells, soap bubbles and other surfaces that evolve over time...
Physicists explore the concept that cold states of matter can form repeated patterns in time