Twinkling stars may look like little pinpricks of light, but in reality they are huge. The nearest star is, of course, the Sun. It has a mass of about 2 million trillion trillion kilograms (a 2 followed
The planet is undergoing changes that require diligent science understanding, sound policy decisions, and engaged public stewardship. Interestingly, there is a dramatic difference between our “home” planet
10 things in the universe so huge they'll blow your mind 8. Wasp 17b -- The biggest planet discovered by humans is an exoplanet some 1,000 light-years away that can be found in the constellation of Scorpius.
You might not have noticed, but NASA is pretty excited about Mars. Things have been ramping up lately, what with the convenient pop culture tie-in of the film "The Martian," and NASA has been flooding
From the supermoon lunar eclipse to the Perseids meteor shower, we look at the most spectacular space events of 2015 and the upcoming ones for 2016 The world has been treated to many spectacular space
"We see that Mars at some point in its past was much more Earth-like." It's very likely the Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover famously landed in 2012, was once home to expansive lakes,
Scientists have discovered a mysterious feature on this distant moon that's 4 times larger than the Grand Canyon
Pluto is not the only enigmatic object racing through space at the edge of our solar system. It turns out Pluto's moon Charon is equally mysterious and beautiful: On Thursday, NASA released the sharpest,
Venus is on its radar. Is Venus ready for its close-up? NASA has announced five projects under consideration for its next space mission, and the second planet from the sun plays a role in two of them.
Preparing for 'Deep Impact' We've smashed into the moon, and bounced onto a comet, but a whole 17 years after Deep Impact and Armageddon debuted in 1998, we still haven't managed to change the course an
Scientists have solved a Martian mystery they have pondered since the space age began. Water — real salty water — is coursing down the slopes of Mars, and for the first time scientists say they have proven