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. Would the comet disintegrate in the fierce heat and gravity of the sun? Or survive intact to appear as a bright comet in the pre-dawn sky?
Two scientists from NASA and NOAA have developed a new space-based technique for monitoring the ice cover of the Great Lakes that is so accurate it can identify a narrow channel of open water cut through the ice by an icebreaker -- even at night.
Using data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, scientists believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system's coldest regions—a permanently shadowed crater on the moon.
Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.
While winter holds the northern hemisphere in its icy grip, here’s a design to bring you right back to the lazy days of summer by the lake.
As if hurricanes and heat waves weren't enough, a new study indicates that climate change can cause volcanic eruptions too.
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has found that water ice likely exists on the frozen poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.
US and European law enforcement agencies yesterday seized 132 domains that exploited Cyber Monday holiday shoppers by allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
There are few homeowners who would complain about a smaller utility bill.
NASA scientists are zapping organics with lasers in an attempt to discover how life arose on Earth.
Scientists studying data from ESA's Mars Express spacecraft say they may have spotted signs of water on the planet's surface.
A massive reservoir of the greenhouse gas methane could be lying hidden beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet, in a ticking time bomb for climate change.
The universe began not as a Big Bang but rather like water freezing into ice, a team of theoretical physicists suggests.
Almost all of Greenland's surface ice cover has melted at some point this summer - twice as much as usual. It's the largest melt ever seen in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
Almost a quarter of a crater near the moon's south pole is covered with ice, scientists using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have found.
Himalayan glaciers aren't shrinking as fast as thought - indeed, some are actually growing.
World tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres announced that driver Janne Laitnen reached the fastest speed ever on ice with an electric vehicle earlier this spring.
A bombardment of cosmic rays on the moon's surface could be creating complex carbon chains similar to those that form the foundations of biological life.
Mars may have been an arid planet for over 600 million years, making it too hostile for any life to survive on the planet's surface.
Though typically believed to be quite dry, roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta could be so cold that water ice may have survived there for billions of years.