New image of star-forming regions in southern Milky Way. Star cluster NGC 3603 is 20,000 light-years away. Glowing gas clouds NGC 3576 is about half as far.
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
This strange fossil – a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head that’s difficult to distinguish from its tail – has been linked with a group of modern velvet worms.
Mission planners didn’t anticipate that Curiosity would be driving over an area on Mars that has sharp, pyramid-shaped rocks embedded in hard ground.
A black hole candidate known as M82 X-1 appears to have a mass of about 400 suns, making it one of only half a dozen suspected midsize black holes.
A video love letter to the Curiosity rover on Mars, narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day.
It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know … plus great pics.
Rosetta comet mission scientists and engineers will meet later this coming weekend to narrow the selection for the mission’s Philae lander to five potential landing sites.
NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft created this new video of stills taken of the Pluto-Charon system over five days last month.
A collector dropped to Earth by the Stardust spacecraft may have contained the first known contemporary dust grains from outside our solar system.
In light of the sheer physical enormity of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the complexity of its causes, what can we possibility do about it?
NASA has released an animation of methane clouds moving above a hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s large moon, Titan.
They are the world’s only known surviving set of giant panda triplets, born at a zoo in southern China. All three are adorable … and expected to survive.
To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!
We now know more than 1,800 exoplanets – worlds orbiting distant suns – but zero exomoons. UT Arlington physicists propose a new way to search for them.
Like a giant eye, the great vortex at the north pole of planet Saturn stares back at the Cassini spacecraft as Cassini stares at it.
Martian auroras? Maybe a meteor shower? What Mars satellites might see when Comet Siding Spring sweeps super close to Mars this October.
Last week, Rosetta became the first spacecraft ever to rendezvous with a comet. Now the spacecraft is in a race against time. Rosetta’s next challenges, here.
August 10 supermoon is the closest full moon for 2014. It might look super big seen near a horizon. But all horizon moons look big, due to the moon illusion.
Which is brighter – Perseid fireballs or a supermoon? You’ll find out as the year’s biggest, brightest full moon arrives as Perseid meteor shower starts to peak.
Astronomers used Hubble Space Telescope images to spot a star system that could have left behind a “zombie star” after an unusually weak supernova explosion.