It seems the strange "light source" seen in one of Mars rover Curiosity's landscape observations has two possible rational -- yet fascinating -- explanations. Continue reading →
NASA's Mars rover is exploring a region nicknamed "the Kimberly" after an Australian region -- but it seems the area is a little more 'Australian' than mission managers thought. Continue reading →
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren't exclusive to planetary bodies -- asteroids can have them too.
Through a predicted celestial dance, an asteroid drifted in front of a distant star and gave astronomers an unprecedented solar system discovery.
Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. Continue reading →
If you had to imagine the weirdest-looking space rock, you might imagine the form of asteroid 624 Hektor -- its moon is also an oddity. Continue reading →
The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn't any old supernova, it turns out that it's a little bit weird. Continue reading →
Scientists have solved the mystery of the strange rock on Mars that suddenly appeared next to the Opportunity rover.
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