This week’s black moon is the latest in a slew of seemingly special lunar events – blue moons, blood moons, supermoons and more. But why do we make such distinctions?
Recently obtained photographs from NASA's MESSENGER probe indicates that the planet may be geologically active.
A study by a doctoral student at Stanford University predicts the Earth will eventually reach its hottest point in two million years, but other scientists say that's a tough call to make.
Elon Musk tweeted photos of the test firing of the Raptor 'interplanetary transport engine,' as he prepares to deliver a speech at the International Astronautical Conference on making humanity a 'multiplanetary species.'
On Monday, NASA plans to discuss 'surprising' new activity from Jupiter's ice-covered satellite, Europa – our solar system's primary candidate for harboring potential life.
FAST has already discovered a pulsar about 1,351 light years away. Could the radio telescope discover signs of alien life too?
Stephen Hawking once more warns that “meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus — that didn’t turn out so well.”
A breach in the helium system caused the explosion earlier this month, says SpaceX. The company - which aims to resume flights in November - says the lessons it learned from this explosion will produce a safer flight experience.
California houseboat residents in the 1980s thought the sound came from a Navy experiment or extraterrestrials. It was actually the plainfin midshipman fish's song, which, according to a new study, is caused by its circadian rhythms.
In a study published Friday, scientists reported that the fireworks captured by Rosetta spacecraft’s camera during its two-year, close-up study of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were coming from the comet’s surface.
A newly confirmed star system helps validate the use of the microlensing technique in the search for other worlds.
A Swedish entomologist who collected bugs for seven years, an Egyptian professor who dressed rats in pants, and a British researcher who lived in a badger den are among those honored for their quirky scientific achievements.