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Extremely low atmospheric pressures not a game changer for life. [Read More]
A new study reveals the key traits associated with high species diversity: The most successful phyla have species that live on land, have a skeleton and are parasites. [Read More]
This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. [Read More]
This image of a well-preserved unnamed elliptical crater in Terra Sabaea, is illustrative of the complexity of ejecta deposits forming as a by-product of the impact process that shapes much of the surface... [Read More]
A team of researchers suggests that the Moon we see every night is not Earth's first moon, but rather the last in a series of moons that orbited the Earth in the past. [Read More]
Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency photographed the Rocky Mountains from his vantage point in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station. He shared the image with... [Read More]
In an effort to improve fuel efficiency, NASA and the aircraft industry are rethinking aircraft design. [Read More]
Scientists have found evidence of snow and ice features on Pluto that, until now, had only been seen on Earth. [Read More]
Astronomers have discovered what happens when the eruption from a supermassive black hole is swept up by the collision and merger of two galaxy clusters. [Read More]
Russian and U.S. scientists explore mission to Venus' sulfur clouds to look for life. [Read More]
Impact craters expose the subsurface materials on the steep slopes of Mars. However, these slopes often experience rockfalls and debris avalanches that keep the surface clean of dust, revealing a variety of hues,... [Read More]
Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes. [Read More]
Was Pluto's frozen heart formed in an ancient impact basin and was it once closer to the north pole? And does the icy heart conceal a subsurface ocean? [Read More]
Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. [Read More]
A satellite is ejected from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on the International Space Station on Dec. 19, 2016. The satellite is actually two small satellites that, once... [Read More]
Saturn's icy moon has an alkaline ocean, a promising sign of geochemical activity. [Read More]
An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA's Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission. [Read More]
Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in... [Read More]
Astronomers using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. [Read More]
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