Using data from the Hubble telescope, SETI scientists spotted a fifth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.
In severe cases, solar storms can cause power outages, damage satellites, and disrupt GPS signals, but a US Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster says it will be 'a minor event.'
The discovery of 13,000-year-old stone projectiles and fossilized feces indicates the existence of a second founding culture in the Americas, in addition to the Clovis culture, say researchers.
Usually secretive snow leopard moms and cubs revealed in first-ever video in Mongolia.
A giant solar eruption may bring an exceptional weekend northern lights display for those as far south as California and Alabama, a NASA scientist says.
The remains turned up in a large rock in a laboratory at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, the university announced today.
Long considered a planet, Pluto was reclassified as a 'dwarf planet' in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. Will the discovery of a fifth moon prompt astronomers to reconsider?
The recovery of a nearly two-million-year-old Australopithecus sediba fossil from a cave in South Africa will be broadcast live over the Web, probably beginning in November.
The strongest solar storm of the summer so far could send a wave of charged particles toward our planet that could supercharge northern lights displays, NASA scientists say.
Manhattanhenge: At 8:25 p.m. Thursday, New Yorkers will be treated to a unique spectacle of the setting sun aligning perfectly with Manhattan's street grid.
Ancient stone projectile points and fossilized feces suggest a previously unknown culture that existed on the West Coast some 13,000 years ago.
Formed some 13 billion years ago, three bizarre galaxies captured by the Hubble telescope are thought to be 'fossils' of the early universe
A huge turtle that lived some 60 million years ago in what is now South America had a circular shell, say paleontologists.
A genetic study of Native Americans from Greenland to Peru has found that the Western Hemisphere was populated by at least three distinct migrations from Asia.
Pluto's newly discovered fifth moon could mean more debris surrounding the icy dwarf planet, which could pose a hazard for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which was launched in 2006 with the aim of mapping Pluto's surface.
Arkansas State University marine biologist and Bob Marley fan Paul Sikkel named the tiny Caribbean blood-feeding parasite Gnathia marleyi.
Scientists examining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a fifth moon orbiting Pluto. The moon is currently labeled S/2012 (134340) 1, a monicker that could probably be improved.
Researchers with CERN's ATLAS experiment, which helped discover what is thought to be the elusive Higgs boson, have taken their data and turned it into a piano score.
Almost exactly a year after it spotted a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet, the Hubble Space Telescope has detected a fifth one.
NASA's Cassini probe has photographed a swirling vortex of gas high above the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.