Astronauts show brain and eye abnormalities

A new study has confirmed that astronauts risk brain and vision abnormalities as a result of spending time in space.

Life's building blocks more common than thought

An analysis of meteorite samples has revealed that there's more than one way of building amino acids in space, raising the odds of life elsewhere.

Moon's magnetic rock may have come from asteroid

The moon's somewhat bizarre magnetic field may have been shaped by a massive asteroid impact, which left some of its material behind.

NASA rocket experiment will light up sky

Skywatchers along the eastern US should have a ringside seat for a new NASA experiment designed to shed light on the Earth's jet stream winds.

Earth hit by major solar storm

One of the biggest solar storms in years is engulfing the Earth, following two flares that erupted on Tuesday.

A closer look at the Hercules galaxy cluster

The Hercules galaxy cluster - aka Abell 2151 - lies approximately 500 million light-years away in the constellation of Hercules.

Was Titanic sunk by rare lunar event?

Exceptionally high tides caused by a rare conjunction of celestial events could have placed the fateful iceberg in the Titanic's path.

What color is the Vesta asteroid?

Since last July, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta and transmitting gigabytes of images and other relevant data.

Evidence found for huge asteroid strike

Scientists say they've found more evidence of a major impact by a comet or asteroid, some 13,000 years ago.

Venus's space weather happens up close and personal

Astronomers studying Venus have spotted a type of space weather outburst called a hot flow anomaly (HFA), which causes a temporary reversal of the solar wind that normally flows right past.

Oxygen found around Saturnian moon

Observations from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed an oxygen atmosphere around Saturn's moon Dione.

The stars of the Antlia Dwarf galaxy

The numerous faint stars that comprise the Antlia Dwarf galaxy - first discovered in 1997 - are more than four million light-years from Earth.

Dark matter core remains an enigma



Astronomers analyzing data from NASA's Hubble Telescope have identified what seems to be a clump of dark matter left behind from a collision between massive clusters of galaxies.

Just how old is Jupiter, exactly?

Particles from comet 81P/Wild 2 brought to Earth in 2006 by NASA's Stardust spacecraft seem to indicate that Jupiter formed more than three million years after the formation of the first solids in our Solar System.



Stolen laptop had International Space Station formulas

An investigation has revealed that a NASA laptop that was stolen last year had a lot of very important information.

Secrets of the Orion nebula

Astronomers have spotted a number of young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their very eyes.

Astronomers discover life - on Earth

By observing the way the moon reflects light from the Earth, astronomers have established that there's life on our planet - not as pointless as it seems, as the technique could help find life elsewhere.

How monster black holes shape their galaxies


Astronomers have been intrigued for years over the correlation between the mass of a galaxy's central black hole and the velocity of stars in a vast, roughly spherical structure known as its bulge.

Don't panic - asteroid highly unlikely to hit

An asteroid discovered last year could hit the Earth on 5 February 2040, says NASA - but really probably won't.

Aurora mystery explained

Mysterious aurora-causing high-speed electrons detected by space probes have finally been explained, thanks to a massive computer simulation.