The interstellar asteroid that zoomed past Earth last month is like nothing we’ve seen before, new observations reveal.
Physical systems that are out of equilibrium may naturally produce self-replicating chemical reactions, one of the necessary steps in the origin of life.
The first printing segment of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete, and the U.S. space agency has awarded $100,000 to the winning two teams.
The Wolf 1061 star system is only 14 light-years away and a team of astronomers are doing the groundwork to begin looking for signs of extraterrestrial biology in one of its planet's atmospheres.
As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity.
A complex computer simulation has modeled the impact of an asteroid in the ocean and the results may surprise you.
L2 Puppis is a dying star that once resembled our sun and it is showing us the stellar inferno that lies in store for our planet.
Microscopic particles from space have been collecting in the gutters of Paris, Oslo and Berlin, revealing incredible insights to the mysteries of our solar system.
NASA needs you to rise to the Space Poop Challenge and help its astronauts go where no astronaut has gone before.
Another strange light has been seen hanging over Earth from orbit ... but it's not your run-of-the-mill UFO.
Astronomers have used a powerful radio telescope to eavesdrop on a nearby star system in the hope of hearing the faint radio whisper of an alien civilization.
As it restarts its mission to discover weird and exotic things about our universe, the Large Hadron Collider is about to become a firehose of quantum data.
Was the 1977 'Wow!' signal communications from an alien civilization? Or was it interference from a passing comet? In 2017, we may finally have an answer.
If a space rock hits the atmosphere, and no one is around to hear it, does the tabloid press still report it as an Earth-shattering event?
Gravity waves, gravitational waves and primordial gravitational waves... what do they mean? Is there a difference?
Astrophysicists have created a computer model that simulates a dying stars' magnetic guts before generating a cosmic monster.
A mysterious swirl of objects spotted around a distant star has captured the interest of astronomers who look for advanced alien civilizations.
Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama mentioned something curious in a tweet — it was a message about the cosmos.
How does time stop everything from happening at once? What mechanism drives time forward, but not backward?