Saturday's 'supermoon,' the full moon that occurred just after the moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit, prompted photographers to take snapshots of our celestial neighbor.
Detecting evidence of life outside our solar system will probably require a telescope even larger than the next-generation James Webb space telescope, scientists say.
Archaeologists have unearthed 13,400-year-old weapons crafted by the Clovis people mixed in with bones from an extinct elephant relative.
States with abundant fracking (hydraulic fracturing) have seen a surge in seismic activity, raising suspicions that fracking and its wastewater injection wells could be to blame.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescop has captured imaged of a 100,000-light-year-long string of star clusters wrapping around the cores of two merging galaxies.
In July 2015, NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft is set to offer the best look yet at Pluto, which astronomers reclassified in 2006 as a 'dwarf planet.'
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Monday, carrying six telecom satellites, in a mission that is expected to test the rocket's reusability.
A cargo ship en route to the International Space Station is carrying, among other items, experimental odor-resistant clothing.
The Antares rocket launch Sunday could be visible from South Carolina to Massachusetts. When and where to look for this launch.
A supermoon, called a 'Full Buck Moon,' will light up the sky this weekend. The name dates back to when Native Americans kept track of seasons by giving names to recurring full moons.
Millions of anchovies descended on waters off San Diego on Tuesday, darkening the water and baffling scientists.
Saturday brings a 'supermoon,' a full moon that occurs at the moon's closest approach to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.
Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung known stars in the Milky Way, objects whose presence suggests that our galaxy's 'halo' might be much larger than previously thought.
A study of chimpanzees' cognitive abilities suggest that some chimps are more intelligent than others, with genetic influences accounting for about half of the variability, say researchers.
Researchers in northern Ohio are predicting a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae this summer, but they add that it will not be as large as the record-setting 2011 bloom.
Following an assessment by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the eastern hellbender, a two-foot long aquatic salamander, could be added to the federal list of endangered species.
On NASA's famed Apollo 11 mission to the moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin said he spotted a light traveling alongside his spacecraft. In a very narrow sense of the term, the light qualified as a UFO.
Herds of duck-billed dinosaurs in what is today Alaska's Denali National Park left behind 'one of the great track sites of the world.'
Researchers discovered a hotspot of high-energy particles that could offer clues about origin of cosmic rays.
A new colorful map reveals in detail the galactic dust that permeates our galaxy.