Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.
“Eye of Sauron” is a nickname for an active supermassive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy. Researchers measured its distance at 62 million light-years.
Scientists studying Earth’s Van Allen belts have found an invisible shield that blocks ultrafast electrons from moving deeper into Earth’s atmosphere.
Watch 238 days of the sky’s brightest planet, Venus, coming to your evening sky soon. You can also see Mercury, Mars and Jupiter enter the scene at various points.
Ever wanted to hang out with astrophysicists? Now’s your chance! G+ hangout today to talk about the popular film Interstellar.
Scientists have long thought the moon’s volcanos stopped erupting a billion years ago. But dotting the lunar landscape are some remarkably fresh volcanic features.
This month, Mars lights up early evening. Jupiter is out from midnight until dawn. Mercury and Saturn in sun’s glare in late November. Where is Venus?
2014 Geminid meteor shower will feature a last quarter moon. Some bright Geminids will withstand moonlight! Evenings December 12 and 13. Mornings December 13 and 14.
Peak viewing for the 2014 Geminid meteor shower will probably occur on from late evening December 13 through dawn on December 14.
One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.
Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.
Take 2 seconds to listen to a sound made 311 million miles away.
A ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a halo by scientists.
Hubble helped change our cosmology: our idea of the universe as a whole.
Is SDSS1133 a supermassive black hole ejected from its home galaxy, or the remains of a massive star that exploded as a supernova? Astronomers aren’t sure.
Japanese astronomers probing deeply back into our universe’s early history have found 7 galaxies at a time when the universe was only 700 million years old.
Could we survive on Mars? The AsapSCIENCE guys address the question.
A study looks at differences in the ways that men and women’s bodies react to time spent in space.
The black holes are central to quasars in the early universe. Researchers say the probability that their aligned spin is the result of chance is less than 1%.
Vesta is revealed as a world in space – albeit a little world – in these new maps of its surface. Scientists say the maps of Vesta reveals its history.
Never-before-seen images of a bouncy comet landing! Shows Philae lander attempting to touch down in the weak gravity field of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.