In an unexpected juxtaposition of cosmic objects that are actually quite far from each other, a newly released image from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) shows a dying star
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor above the frigid south polar region of Jupiter's moon Europa
After a year of observations, scientists waited with bated breath on Nov. 28, 2013, as Comet ISON made its closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion.
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy
In the early hours of Nov. 27, 2013, Comet ISON entered the field of view of the European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
Black holes can be petite, with masses only about 10 times that of our sun -- or monstrous, boasting the equivalent in mass up to 10 billion suns.
NASA and Planetary Resources Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., are partnering to develop crowd-sourced software solutions to enhance detection of near-Earth objects
Scientists at the South Pole have detected a collection of neutrinos from outer space that could help explain the origins of the universe.
On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world.
What might look like a colossal jet shooting away from a galaxy turns out to be an illusion.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency’s public-private partnership with American companies
The sun emitted its sixth significant flare since Oct. 23, 2013, peaking at 11:26 p.m. EST on Nov. 7, 2013.
A rare, recently discovered microbe that survives on very little to eat has been found in two places on Earth: spacecraft clean rooms in Florida and South America.
Throughout our universe, tucked inside galaxies far, far away, giant black holes are pairing up and merging.
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