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NASA Study Suggests the Moon Once Had a Significant Atmosphere

New research reveals that billions of years ago the Moon actually had an atmosphere that was thicker than the atmosphere of Mars today. Research completed...

Astronomers Confirm Origin of Universe’s Heaviest Elements in Neutron Star Mergers

Origin of Universe’s heavy elements, ranging from gold to uranium, has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for...

Astronomers bid farewell to $3.9 bn Saturn spacecraft

Astronomers around the world bid farewell Friday to NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft, which launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn and transformed the way...

Artificial intelligence analyzes gravitational lenses 10 million times faster

Researchers have for the first time shown that neural networks -- a form of artificial intelligence -- can accurately analyze the complex distortions in...

Astronomers Demonstrate a Powerful New Technique for Observing Stars

Using a new algorithm to enhance observations from the Kepler Space Telescope in its K2 Mission, the team has performed the most detailed study...

These chip-sized spacecraft are the smallest space probes yet

Breakthrough Starshot, an initiative to send spacecraft to another star system, launched half a dozen probes called Sprites to test how their electronics fare...

2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will give those in the United States a rare sight — the moon will slip in...

Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources

Analysis of natural sparkling mineral water has given scientists valuable clues on how to locate hot water springs - potential sources of sustainable, clean...

Eclipse on August 21 offers unique research opportunities

Leading U.S. scientists highlighted research projects that will take place across the country during the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse. The research will advance our...

NASA Unveils New Maps of Pluto, Moon Charon

On the two-year anniversary of the New Horizons probe's flyby of Pluto, mission scientists unveiled two detailed global maps of the dwarf planet and...