A Jupiter-like gas giant, 335 light-years from Earth, is caught in the process of formation by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile
The discovery could help astronomers better understand how these behemoths grow
Cassini's observations are giving scientists a look at processes that occur during star explosions
The X-37B, a prototype space drone operated by the U.S. Air Force, is entering the third month of a classified space mission
NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures video of superheated plasma loops far larger than Earth as they rain down on solar surface
Rocketing through space at more than three million kilometers per hour, six speedy stars were likely ejected from the giant black hole in the center of the Milky Way
Water on the moon was there as the moon formed, not delivered later by solar wind and comets
Computer models reveal a pair of 32-kilometer-long asteroids caused Vesta's crust to melt and then re-form, making it thicker than can be explained by typical rock layering
Landsat 8 will help scientists and policy makers better understand how the growing human population is affecting the planet
Recent launches by North Korea, South Korea and Iran highlight a growing trend
Beneath its pretty pink exterior, Messier 106 harbors a monster black hole that gobbles up matter at the galaxy’s center
Astronomers estimate 4.5 billion Earth-like planets are spread throughout the Galaxy
Earth's ionosphere never becomes cometlike largely because the planet has its own magnetic field that balances out the sun's influence, but Venus lacks its own magnetic field and is therefore subject to the whims of the sun's solar wind...
Scientists have altered the criteria for the habitable zone—an area not too close or far away from a star—taking into account whether planets can host liquid water. This redefines where researchers believe life-forms could exist...
A look at simian astronauts over the years
Springtime thawing of frozen carbon dioxide creates wandering patterns of grooves in the region's sand dunes, showing that Mars's topography is still changing despite its apparent lack of surface water and volcanoes...
NASA will provide 16 infrared detectors and four spares for one of the Euclid space telescope's planned science instruments. The mission is set to launch in 2020
Balloon-borne instruments in Antarctica often fall in the first few weeks, but the Super-TIGER balloon has been airborne for 46 days, shattering a previous record of just 42 days
Personal hygiene is difficult in space, where simple tasks like cutting hair and clipping fingernails become cosmic challenges for astronauts living in zero gravity
Scientists have found evidence of polar lights on exoplanets and hope the discovery will add insight as to the strength of a planet's magnetic field