This image from the Spitzer Space Telescope reveals a giant “bubble” in space. Almost 100 light-years across and 15,000 light-years away, the expanding blob is triggering bursts of star formation...
The trail of destruction blazed by last month’s powerful Newcastle–Moore tornado can be seen from space.
The first active federal budget "sequester," an automatic, across-departments spending reduction, in more than two decades will cut funding from several U.S.
The giant planet Saturn looks a bit like a delicate Christmas ornament in a new photomosaic released by NASA.
The asteroid Vesta does not qualify as a planet, not even a dwarf planet. But the giant asteroid has plenty to offer planetary scientists nonetheless.
SAN FRANCISCO—This incredibly detailed 360-degree view of Earth at night was unveiled during a December 5 presentation at the American Geophysical Union conference.
Conditions near Earth’s poles can be pretty harsh , but the storms over Saturn’s polar regions blow them away.
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii recently discovered ( pdf ) a "super-Jupiter" orbiting the star Kappa Andromedae (κ Andromedae) a star about 2.5 times the mass of our sun located about 170 light-years from Earth...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is comfortably ensconced at Rocknest , a patch of sand where the robot has been testing out some of its sample-analysis instruments for the first time...
The satellite photo above shows Hurricane Sandy looming over the eastern seaboard on Monday, October 29.