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 ...
Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought
WISE survey finds thousands of new stars, but no 'Planet X'
(Phys.org) —After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system ...
Researchers find aldehydes in ices meant to simulate interstellar molecular clouds
Bridgmanite: World's most abundant mineral finally named
Chemists claim to have solved riddle of how life began on Earth
Tidal tugs on Teflon faults drive slow-slipping earthquakes
Unknown to most people, the Pacific Northwest experiences a magnitude-6.6 earthquake about once a year. The reason nobody notices is that the movement happens slowly and deep underground, in a part of the ...
GRAIL creates most accurate Moon gravity map (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—Twin NASA probes orbiting Earth's moon have generated the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Pluto, now blurry, will become clear with NASA flyby
The best picture we have of Pluto is a blurry, pixelated blob, but that is about to change when a NASA spacecraft makes the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet.
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. ...
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.
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.
Moon may harbour alien minerals, study says
Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts, a study said Sunday.
The abundance of water in asteroid fragments
A new study could provide insights about the abundance of water in fragments from a famous asteroid.