These latest Hubble observations of the Sombrero galaxy indicate only a tiny fraction of older, metal-poor stars in the halo, plus an unexpected abundance of metal-rich stars. Past major galaxy mergers are a possible explanation, though the stately Sombre
These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.
The largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter has a treasure trove of information for astronomers to research and observe. A new study states that the gas giant also contains water in its atmosphere.
A frozen bird found in the Siberian permafrost is a 46,000-year-old lark, scientists have revealed.
After nearly a year of trying to dig into the Martian surface, the heat probe belonging to NASA's InSight lander is about to get a push. The mission team plans to command the scoop on InSight's robotic arm to press down on the "mole," the mini pile driver
YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO would release the 'mother of all ash clouds' during a supereruption, covering half of the US, a documentary claimed.
Previous research has shown that modern Eurasians interbred with their Neanderthal and Denisovan predecessors. We show here that hundreds of thousands of years earlier, the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans interbred with their own Eurasian predece
How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it?
The gas giant's atmosphere contains way more water than scientists previously thought.
The incredible moment a meteor lights up the sky before exploding as it enters the earth's atmosphere.
Accretion disks at binary stars may help explain the flaring of young stars like FU Orionis. Could also explain the missing luminosity problem in astronomy.
If an asteroid appears to be speeding towards Earth, scientists would rather not use nuclear weapons to deflect it.
Scientists have spied a gas giant planet orbiting so close to its star it might be consumed in the next decade.
Crew Dragon will send private citizens into space, Starlink completes another launch, and hyperloop gets professional.
One of the biggest and brightest stars in the night sky has left astronomers puzzled after it has faded dramatically over the last year. Some have speculated...
Emissions pinned on natural sources are probably our fault instead.
For three years, anthropologist Alan Rogers has attempted to solve an evolutionary puzzle. His research untangles millions of years of human evolution by analyzing DNA strands from ancient human species known as hominins. Like many evolutionary geneticist
NASA captured a stunning image of what was once Lake Mega Chad 7,000 years ago. It stretched 150,000 square miles across the Sahara and would have been the largest on Earth today.
NASA astronauts will soon launch into space from U.S. soil for the first time in almost 10 years, vowed Vice President Mike Pence, during a speech Wednesday.
Betelgeuse has been one of the sky’s brightest stars. But its unexpected dimming has raised speculation that it could be nearing supernova.