NASA Rover Finds Organic Matter on Mars
Two studies published June 7 in the journal Science suggests NASA's Curiosity rover found methane and organic matter on Mars.
'A Billion Comets' May Have Formed Pluto
A study published May 23 in the journal Icarus suggests Pluto formed from millions of comets from the Kuiper Belt.
AI Finds 6,000 Previously Unknown Craters on Moon
Researchers recently trained an artificial intelligence program to identify and count craters on the moon.
Stephen Hawking Left Instructions for Finding Parallel Universes
Famed physicist Stephen Hawking finished his final paper March 4.
Putin: Russia is Planning Mars, Moon Missions
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a new documentary that the Russian space agency will launch a mission to Mars as early as 2019.
Scientists Officially Name Newfound Aurora 'Steve'
A new study published in the journal Science Advances provides an in-depth analysis of a light phenomenon discovered last year dubbed "STEVE."
Bacteria Found Living in Desert Similar to Martian Landscape
A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes microbes found in Chile's Atacama Desert.
'Stratolaunch' Completes Land Control Tests in California
The tests for the Stratolaunch happened on Feb. 25 at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California.
SpaceX Launches First Internet Satellites Into Orbit
SpaceX put two prototype internet satellites into orbit with its latest Falcon 9 launch from California on Feb. 22.
Dinosaur-Destroying Asteroid May Have Triggered Volcanoes
A new study published in Science Advances suggests the asteroid that hit Earth some 66 million years ago triggered undersea volcanoes.
Trappist Planets Might Have Water, Atmospheres to Support Life
Two new studies in the journals Nature Astronomy & Astrophysics suggest the seven rocky, Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 system may have water and life-supporting atmospheres.
NASA Removes Astronaut From Upcoming Space Station Mission
NASA said Jan. 18 that it pulled astronaut Jeanette Epps from an upcoming trip to the International Space Station but didn't explain why.
Hubble Telescope Takes Detailed Image of Distant, Ancient Galaxy
NASA scientists revealed a new image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope showing one of the oldest galaxies ever discovered in unprecedented detail.
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.
NASA Sets May 2018 Launch for InSight Mission to Mars
NASA announced on March 9 that it plans to launch its InSight mission to Mars in May 2018, after being forced to delay it for 26 months