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As formerly dark southern polar regions receive more sunlight, Rosetta starts to resolve their curious composition.
The New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon.
The selected proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects, and a variety of asteroids.
New observations of the Phoenix Cluster at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths are helping astronomers better understand this remarkable object.
Ceres continues to amaze, yet puzzle scientists, as they examine the multitude of images, spectra, and now energetic particle bursts.
The Herbig-Haro 24 complex contains no less than six jets streaming from a small cluster of young stars embedded in a molecular cloud in the direction of the constellation Orion.
Scientists have shown that the shape arose from a low-speed collision between two fully fledged, separately formed comets.
Researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet.
Thought to be at least 9 billion years old, it contains an active galactic nucleus, an incredibly bright object resulting from the accretion of gas by a central supermassive black hole.
Rover operators plan to use the vehicle through the upcoming martian winter and beyond to study outcrops bearing clay minerals.
The fact that gravitational waves weren’t detected goes against theoretical expectations and throws our current understanding of black holes into question.
It's a unique and perplexing landscape stretching over hundreds of miles.
Underground water vapor reaches the comet’s cold surface and freezes again, blanketing that patch of surface with a thin layer of fresh ice.
Scientists are trying to learn whether this is normal behavior that was unnoticed due to limited monitoring or these flares are triggered by the recent close passage of a mysterious dusty object.
There is more oxygen in Earth’s core than originally thought.
A new study strengthens the case for the existence of a third major class of black holes.
Potentially prime sources of gravitational waves, supermassive black hole pairs may not be as common as astronomers predict.
DESI will measure the redshifts of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars with unprecedented precision. And, if approved, the instrument will give new life to Kitt Peak National Observatory's iconic Mayall telescope.
NGC 3921 is an interacting pair of disk galaxies in the late stages of its merger.
The researchers found that one of the black holes is gobbling up more matter than the other, and this process heats up matter that emits energetic light.