NASA’s Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test

Credit: Credits: NASA Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared..

The dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a

Loading video... This time-lapse video sequence of Hubble Space Telescope images reveals dramatic changes in a ring of material around the exploded star Supernova 1987A. The images, taken from 1994 t..

Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy

Loading video... Credit: Marion Dierickx / CfA The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research..

Researchers explore possibilities of growing plants on Mars

Credit: Photo courtesy of NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis. MELBOURNE, FLA. -- Tucked away in a Florida Institute of Technology lab, a would-be Martian garden grows. A little more than a year after the Buz..

Our galaxy’s most-mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought

A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year. In...

Final descent image from Rosetta spacecraft

A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft shortly before its controlled impact into the comet's surface on Sept. 30, 2016. Confirmation of...

Rosetta instrument provided first-ever ultraviolet observations of a comet

After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft -- carrying Southwest Research Institute's Alice ultraviolet spectrograph -- will end its mission this week on Sept. 30. Rosetta is...

NASA’s Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door

Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever...

Spiral arms in protoplanetary disk: They’re not just for galaxies any more

Astronomers have found distinct spiral arms in the disk of gas and dust surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. While similar features have been observed on the surfaces of such disks...

Curiosity finds evidence of Mars crust contributing to atmosphere

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence that chemistry in the surface material on Mars contributed dynamically to the makeup of its atmosphere over time. It's another clue that the history of...