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To researchers surprise, nature apparently forms stars with a consistent distribution from massive supergiants to tiny dwarfs.
During equinox, one part of the rings didn't cool as expected, which allowed scientists to model what they might be like on the inside.
A new analysis of the largest known deposit of carbonate minerals on Mars suggests that the original martian atmosphere may have already lost most of its carbon dioxide by the era of valley network formation.
This concept puts forth a new way to get into orbit and land on comets and asteroids using the kinetic energy of these small bodies.
This new image of IC 4628 (Gum 56) shows newborn stars formed by the remains of the most massive suns of a previous generation.
Scheduled for launch later this year, the mission will pave the way for future space-based projects to observe gravitational waves.
America's darkest stretch of land gets another International Dark-Sky Park after National Park Service officials complete a sustained effort to make their lights night-sky friendly.
NASA selects the next target for New Horizons, a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto.
New research by Harvard astrophysicists shows that if life can travel between the stars, it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially identify.
The finding suggests that the brilliant cores of active galaxies may commonly host two central supermassive black holes that fall into orbit about one another as a result of the merger between two galaxies.
The state's highest court started hearing oral arguments today over the fate of what could one day be the world's largest telescope, which protesters say would desecrate their sacred land.
A research group discovered 48 dust-obscured galaxies, and since these galaxies are thought to harbor a rapidly growing black hole in their centers, these results give scientists clues for understanding the evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes.
This reignited electron cloud radiating primarily at radio frequencies lies in Abell 1033.
The new image highlights the bipolar planetary nebula's shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail.
Scientists have directly observed an essential part of the process for how magnetic waves in the Sun heat the solar plasma.
His findings helped reveal how strongly dark energy interacts with normal matter.
The spacecraft's view is now three times as sharp as in its previous mapping orbit, revealing exciting new details of this intriguing dwarf planet.
NASA’s head of planetary science says the agency could send a spacecraft to explore Uranus and/or Neptune, as well as their ocean moons.
A new XMM-Newton image shows the powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas near the Milky Way’s center.
The evidence is important because it heralds a new form of astronomy using neutrinos, the nearly massless high-energy particles generated in black holes, massive exploding stars, and the energetic cores of galaxies.