Researchers measured the intensity of the universe's ultraviolet background radiation, and say it may be strong enough to strip small galaxies of star-forming gas. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Eyeing a potential lander in the 2030s, scientists are studying the icy moon's treacherous surface
Hidden, impermanent balances in nature have shaped the history of physics, and could determine our universe’s future
Researchers used ancient climate cycles to confirm the solar system’s chaotic planetary orbits. An Earth–Mars collision is one distant outcome. Julia Rosen reports.
New funding will help the HERA observatory to peer deeper into the cosmic past than ever before
Two U.S. detectors will soon be joined by an instrument in Italy that could help solve the mystery of where gravitational waves originate
Bubbles of nitrogen gas may explain strange shape-shifting “magic islands” in the hydrocarbon seas of Saturn's largest moon
A new study finds the mysterious substance was at most a minor constituent of large galaxies in the early universe
New research suggests parts of the subsurface ocean are covered by as little as two kilometers of ice
Vibrant images of our planet are common now, but it was only 70 years ago when we first caught a glimpse of Earth from a height of more than 100 miles. Watch a history of photographing Earth, from the first captured German rockets to iconic images like Earthrise and the Pale Blue Dot.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 16, 2017. It is a Nature Video production.
The Obama-era Asteroid Redirect Mission is one of several casualties of the $19.1-billion budget request
NASA officials are considering taking part in the upcoming Russian Venera D mission
A white dwarf star in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae circles a black hole twice per hour
Astrophysicists propose that mysterious "fast radio bursts" could, in very speculative theory, be produced by an antenna twice the size of Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Are we alone in the universe? If so, why? If not, where is everybody? Thankfully, math can help us with these astronomically profound questions
If anything's alive on the ice-covered ocean world of Europa, a future NASA mission hopes to find it.
The planet-hunting observatory stared at the TRAPPIST-1 system for nearly three months
Data from the space telescope will yield discoveries long after the instrument is kaput
The station's Cold Atom Laboratory will reach temperatures just a billionth of a degree above absolute zero
Geologically young deposits in a crater on the dwarf planet's surface were formed by brine erupting from below