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The year's brightest comet will make its closest approach with Earth over the weekend—and, if you're in the right spot, you should be able to... [Read More]
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A startup based in Maryland has released and tested an impressive new quantum computer that demonstrates the power of an occasionally overlooked quantum computing architecture. [Read More]
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Quantum computers that can crack our strongest encryption methods might be decades away—but a group of entrepreneurs and researchers think we better start talking ethics... [Read More]
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The universe began with a bang—and things immediately got weird. [Read More]
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has already detected evidence of water on its target, the asteroid Bennu, just a week after arriving. [Read More]
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has already detected evidence of water on its target, the asteroid Bennu, just a week after arriving. [Read More]
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A human-made object has entered the space between the stars for the second time in history, scientists report. [Read More]
You might think of black holes as enormous vacuum cleaners, sucking in all the matter and light that ventures too close. But confusingly, scientists normally... [Read More]
Somehow during the history of Earth, life took to the skies. As these winged creatures evolved, they specialized and improved their flying abilities. Today, we... [Read More]
When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in... [Read More]
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have glimpsed a neutron star unlike any seen before. [Read More]
How do you know where anything is in space? Sure, you can say, "Oh, that star, it's the one in the middle of the Big... [Read More]
We usually associate volcanoes with extreme heat. But new results demonstrate that the Solar System's largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered in volcanoes that have spewed ice... [Read More]
The House of Representatives passed the National Quantum Initiative Act yesterday. When signed into law, the bill will outline a 10-year plan to push forward... [Read More]
As the planet-wide Martian dust storm clears, NASA scientists have increased their efforts to contact the nearly 15-year-old Opportunity rover, which has been silent since... [Read More]
An ambitious use of the Hubble Space Telescope hopes to map some of the biggest, brightest, and furthest galaxies to understand the structure of our... [Read More]
A mission to deflect asteroids that might threaten Earth has begun its final design and assembly phase, according to a news release. NASA is testing... [Read More]
A tiny hole in a Soyuz spacecraft attached to the International Space Station has turned into a strange game of international telephone. [Read More]
September 10 marked the 10th anniversary of when the Large Hadron Collider first powered on. Since it's already achieved its most well-known goal—to discover the... [Read More]
Sitting atop Saturn's north pole is one of the Solar System's most striking weather patterns: a rotating, color-changing hexagon slightly wider than Earth. A new... [Read More]
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