A new explanation for the driving force behind ancient fire fountain eruptions on the moon. Plus … do some volatiles on the moon and Earth have a common origin?
The next Blue Moon will be on May 21, 2016. It’s a seasonal Blue Moon, the third of four full moons between the March equinox and the June solstice of 2016.
Why are sprites elusive? It doesn’t help that they flash on millisecond timescales. Also, they’re above thunderstorms, usually blocked from view on the ground.
The zodiacal light is an eerie light extending up from the horizon. No matter where you are on Earth, springtime or autumn is the best time to see it.
The Cassini spacecraft made its final flyby of Saturn’s moon Dione last week. Check out the spacecraft’s final breathtaking close views.
Despite rumors, no asteroid threatens Earth. All known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids have less than a 0.01% chance of hitting Earth in the next 100 years, says NASA.
Damaging electric currents in space affect Earth’s equatorial region, not just the poles, according to new research.
Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.
A team of astronomers has discovered a planet outside our solar system, 100 light-years away, that resembles a young Jupiter.
In a dwarf galaxy 340 million light years away, astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the center of a galaxy.