The phenomenon, called a gravity wave, is likely produced by winds flowing over a mountain on the planet's surface
Probe could give early warnings of catastrophic solar storms heading for Earth
There is still good reason to think undiscovered fundamental particles act as gravitational glue for galaxies.
As commander of the final Apollo mission in 1972, Cernan was the last human to walk on the moon
The Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a new plan for protecting Earth from hazardous space rocks
A new public-private partnership is supercharging the race to image habitable exoplanets
Researchers think Mars may have experienced a series of climate cycles, which etched the planet’s surface with river valleys and lake basins. Julia Rosen reports.
Although still producing world-class science, a lack of funding could soon mothball the storied radio telescope
As Trump’s “landing team” touches down at NASA, science community members mull ways to interact with politics
Analysis reveals gas clouds the spacecraft will encounter in thousands of years
Astronomers confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system a quarter-century ago
A new NASA study reveals the source of puzzling lights near the lunar surface
Despite a breakthrough discovery by radio astronomers, the decade-long puzzle of elusive “fast radio bursts” is far from being solved
The Lucy spacecraft will investigate Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, while the Psyche mission will voyage to a mysterious metallic space rock
Pinpointing a source for "fast radio bursts" brings scientists one step closer to solving a cosmic mystery
The distance between the satellites would serve as the telescope’s focal length
Donald Trump and Congress should end Washington's bad habit of shifting our space goals
Barbara Kiser, books and arts editor at Nature, talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three works about the little-known history of women mathematicians.
Martian seasonal winds blow the dust off to expose bright colors