The final photos that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped of Ultima Thule during the probe's epic Jan. 1 flyby reveal the distant object to be much flatter than scientists had thought.
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'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by a busted-up comet.
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The weirdly clustered orbits of some far-flung bodies in our solar system can be explained without invoking a big, undiscovered "Planet Nine," a new study suggests.
Half a century after the first manned space flight, space travel may be about to enter the age of steam.
The most distant celestial object ever explored may well have moons, and astronomers are trying hard to find them.
Earth is always changing, and 2018 — a year filled with hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes — was no exception.
A newly discovered object is the most-distant body ever observed in the solar system — and the first object ever found circling at more than 100 times the distance from Earth to the sun.
It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space.
NASA is starting scientific observations of a new asteroid called Bennu today (Dec. 3), kicking the OSIRIS-REx mission into full gear.
There's a telescope that can see thick rings of dust in distant star systems. And researchers want to use its data in a new way to spot hidden and migrating exoplanets.
Scientists have discovered another marker on the trail toward the putative Planet Nine — an extremely distant dwarf planet called 2015 TG387, and nicknamed 'The Goblin.'
Billions of years ago, a huge star blasted open and spewed its guts into space. We were born from the rubble.
New research suggests why Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, waited about two million years for its early-formation growth spurt.