Astronomers discover a planetary system containing at least five planets orbiting a star much like our Sun.
The moon may be shrinking, but it's still a big enough ball of fun to warrant its own night in the limelight.On September 18 people around the planet will be gathering for the first ever International Observe the Moon Night, a global event meant to get people excited about lunar science and exploration. The whole thing started with a national.....
European astronomers on Tuesday said they had found a distant star orbited by at least five planets in the biggest discovery of so-called exoplanets since the first was logged 15 years ago. One of the planets is nearly the mass of Earth.
The rotating corpses of massive stars can help scientists weigh the planets in the solar system. By carefully timing radio blips from spinning stellar leftovers called pulsars, astronomers have measured the masses of all the planets from Mercury to Saturn, plus all their moons and rings.
What's the matter with this cluster of galaxies? To find out what forms matter takes in the Abell 1689 cluster requires not only deep images from telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope, but detailed computer modeling as well.
Set against the inky blackness of space our Earth can be seen with the smaller Moon in orbiting around it from a distance of around 114 million miles.
She took us into the world of cadavers and examined the anatomy, physiology and psychology behind sex. Now, Mary Roach discovers the surreality and weirdness of space.
This beautiful lake took a toxic turn in November 2009 when a major bloom of cyanobacteria spread across the surface. The alga may have been fed by sewage and agricultural runoff that is rich in phosphorous and nitrogen.
Would-be songwriters will get a chance at fame by penning a wake-up song for NASA's last space shuttle mission, officials said.
Astronauts can become as weak as 80-year-olds after six months at the International Space Station, according to a new study that raises serious health concerns as NASA contemplates prolonged trips to asteroids and Mars.
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