Radar observations have revealed what appears to be a buried lake on Mars, the first-ever stable reservoir of liquid water found on the Red Planet
With the end of Europe’s major Planck mission, researchers are moving to smaller projects studying different aspects of the cosmic microwave background
New maps suggest evidence of alien life in the icy moon’s buried ocean could be surprisingly easy to find
New results suggest a massive star once swung dangerously close to our sun—helping to shape the mysterious features we see today
Did the Stars and Stripes on the moon signify the establishment of an American colony?
Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
Critical responses have broadsided a study claiming the discovery of a galaxy missing evidence of invisible mass
The International Astronomical Union reports that there are now 79 known Jovian moons, with a dozen found last year.
MeerKAT has drawn astronomers, engineers and data scientists from around the world
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Along with gravitational waves, the find adds more options for “multimessenger” astronomy, which does not solely rely on light to gather data
One of the main challenges with long-distance space flight is transporting enough oxygen for astronauts to breathe and enough fuel to power complex electronics
Scientific American speaks with a crew member from a NASA simulation of a long-duration space mission
A natural stellar laboratory probes a prediction of general relativity to unprecedented precision
New observations reveal an infant alien world coalescing from gas and dust around a young star
Future space probes traveling at relativistic velocities would offer a unique vantage point for studying the universe
Lisa Pratt, the space agency’s new planetary protection officer, could soon oversee major shifts in regulations on public- and private-sector space missions
Wind turbines could produce significant amounts of electricity for robots exploring the Red Planet’s surface
To be successful, scientists searching for extraterrestrial beings may need to revisit some fundamental assumptions about the nature of life itself