Several "new" craters found in Siberia
A recipe for returning Pluto to full planethood
A storm is brewing, a battle of words and a war of the worlds. The Earth is not at risk. It is mostly a civil dispute, but it has the potential to influence the path of careers. In 2014, a Harvard led debate ...
Kepler-432b is a dense, massive celestial body with extreme seasons
Two research groups of Heidelberg astronomers have independently of each other discovered a rare planet. The celestial body, called Kepler-432b, is one of the most dense and massive planets known so far. ...
Image: XMM-Newton and Hubble view of Jupiter's ghost
Names of astronomical objects are often ambiguous, especially when the historical designation of a certain class of celestial body preceded their physical understanding and was based on their appearance in ...
The two faces of Mars
A moon-sized celestial object that crashed into the south pole: ETH researchers use a simulation to demonstrate why Mars consists of two notably different hemispheres.
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Bridgmanite: World's most abundant mineral finally named
Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet (WATCH LIVE)
Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet—a cosmic first designed to answer ...
The abundance of water in asteroid fragments
A new study could provide insights about the abundance of water in fragments from a famous asteroid.
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe
Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.
Still hot inside the Moon: Tidal heating in the deepest part of the lunar mantle
(Phys.org) —An international research team, led by Dr. Yuji Harada from Planetary Science Institute, China University of Geosciences, has found that there is an extremely soft layer deep inside the Moon ...
Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought
Binary stars are more common than we thought
High-mass stars are rarely solitary. This is what Bochum's astronomers found out at the Ruhr-Universität's (RUB's) observatory in Chile. For several years, they observed 800 celestial objects that are up ...
Catch the dramatic June 10th occultation of Saturn by the moon
Some terms in astronomy definitely have a PR problem, and are perhaps due for an overhaul. One such awkward term is occultation, which simply means that one celestial body is passing in front of another ...