NASA Study Finds Chemical Ban is Helping Close Ozone Hole
A study by NASA published Jan. 4 in Geophysical Research Letters is the first to find conclusive evidence that the Montreal Protocol of 1987 has had a direct impact on closing the ozone hole.
Dust Might Be Causing Mysterious Star to Dim
A new study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters suggests whatever is passing in front of a mysterious star some 1,500 light-years from Earth is not solid and therefore might be a cloud of dust.
Distant 'Winking' Star May Be Eating its Own Planets
A star some 550 million light-years from Earth might be destroying its exoplanets, creating clouds of gas and dust that cause the star to dim erratically.
Cars Collide as SpaceX Rocket Soars Over California
Dashcam video was posted on YouTube Dec. 22 shows three cars smashing into each other on a freeway in Southern California as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket soars across the sky above.
3 Astronauts en Route to International Space Station
Three astronauts launched toward the International Space Station Dec. 17.
US Pentagon Confirms Secretive UFO Investigation Program
The New York Times reported Dec. 16 on a United States Department of Defense program that investigated reports of anomalous aerial vehicles from 2007 to 2012.
AI Helps Discover 8th Planet in Distant Solar System
NASA said Dec. 14 that artificial intelligence helped scientists find an eighth planet in the Kepler-90 system, tying it with our own system for the most number of planets orbiting a single star.
Expedition 53 Returns From International Space Station
Three astronauts landed back on Earth Dec. 14 after spending time on board the International Space Station.
Astronomers Monitor Interstellar Asteroid for Signs of Alien Civilization
Starting Dec. 13, astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project will monitor the first confirmed interstellar asteroid to find out if it's transmitting any artificial signals.
SpaceX to Send 1st Recycled Rocket on Resupply Mission for NASA
SpaceX aims to launch a recycled Falcon 9 rocket with a used Dragon capsule Dec. 13 for NASA.
Scientists Document Earth's Mysterious Hum From Ocean Floor
A study recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests the Earth's hum originates on the seafloor.
Scientists Find Oldest-Known Black Hole
A study published Dec. 7 in Nature explains a newfound supermassive black hole 800 million times the mass of the sun could shed light on how the universe formed.
Study: 'Super-Earth' Could Support Alien Life, Also Has a 'Super-Earth' Neighbor
New research set to appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics says a star system 111 light years away has two "super-Earth" exoplanets, one of which may be able to support life.
Dark Streaks on Mars Might Just Be From Sand, Not Water
A new study published Nov. 20 in the journal Nature suggests dark streaks on Mars thought to indicated subsurface water may represent dry flows of sand.
Fireball From Space Lights Up Arctic Night Sky
Newly-released video shows the moment a fireball streaked across the night skies over Finland Nov. 16.
Scientists Beam Radio Messages to Potentially-Habitable Planet
Last month, a group of scientists with the “Sónar Calling GJ273b” project sent coded radio messages to a star system 12.4 light-years away in the hopes of getting a reply from aliens.
Leonid Meteor Shower to Reach Peak Performance This Week
The annual Leonid meteor shower will put on its biggest show of the year in the early hours of Nov. 18.
Scientists Claim to Discover 20 New Exoplanets With Potential to Support Life
Scientists recently announced the discovery of 20 previously-unknown exoplanets that might be able to support life.
Study: Alien Life Might Be Shaped By Natural Selection
A new study published in the International Journal of Astrobiology suggests alien life, if it exists, might follow evolutionary theory.
Newly-Found Gas Giant Defies Theories on Planet Formation
A Jupiter-like gas exoplanet recently discovered 600 light years away could alter what astronomers understand about how planets form.
Researchers Discover the Date of the First Recorded Solar Eclipse
Researchers used Egyptian text and passages from the Old Testament to discover the first solar eclipse took place October, 30 1207 B.C.
SpaceX Launches 16th Rocket This Year
SpaceX launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 30 that will provide services for most of Asia.
NASA Releases Unearthly Halloween 2017 Playlist
NASA scientists put together a playlist called "Spooky Sounds From Across the Solar System" just in time for Halloween.