Everyone wants to go to Mars, or so it seems.
What is a tholus? A tholus is a type of small mountain. These images show such a feature on dwarf planet Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus. Kwanzaa, meaning "first fruits" in Swahili, is an African-American festival based on ancient ...
NASA is beginning to design its next big astrophysics mission, a space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope.
Changes in solar activity influence the colour and formation of clouds around the planet, researchers at Oxford and Reading universities found.
When searching for life, scientists first look for an element key to sustaining it: fresh water.
If our farms are going to feed a growing planet without hastening climate change, farmers needs to transition to diversified agriculture, argues Claire Kremen, a professor of environmental science, policy and management.
It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars. Such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that convert the deadly X-rays and high energy particles of the pulsar into heat. This is the conclusion ...
For many years some astronomers, working under the assumption that the Star of Bethlehem was in fact an actual celestial object, have suggested possible astrophysical explanations.
Yale astronomers have taken a fresh look at the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and found new ways to narrow the search for habitable planets there.