NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite will get the dirt on the dirt beneath our feet.
New research suggests that the frozen cores of 'mini-Neptunes' could be transformed into habitable worlds with a little help from their red dwarf hosts.
After carefully measuring the masses of small, rocky exoplanets, astronomers have come to the conclusion that our solar system may not be unique.
The European mission has discovered that the water locked in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko doesn't match the water on Earth.
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
'Raise shields!' may be a familiar defensive order given in the Star Trek Universe, but according to space scientists in our Universe, Planet Earth has its own built-in invisible shield that buffers 'killer electrons' from orbital altitudes.
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from 66 million miles away. Continue reading →
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