It’s “the first unambiguous detection of glycine at a comet” and supports the theory that the building blocks for life came to Earth from outer space.
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A monstrous vortex sits at Saturn’s south pole. It’s not just beautiful. It also lets astronomers peer deep into Saturn’s dense atmosphere.
Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night? Remember that the moon is a world in space with a day side and a night side.
The European Space Agency used 7,000 satellite images – acquired from late 2015 through early 2016 – to make this mosaic of Africa.
Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, is easy to find in a dark sky. It’s an almost perfect semi-circle of stars. Look for it between two bright stars: Arcturus and Vega.
What if if dark matter consisted of a population of black holes similar to those detected by LIGO last year? A new study analyzes this possibility.
Maybe you’ve seen Saturn and Mars close together in the sky recently? NASA’s Stereo-A probe caught Saturn and Mars … with Earth in between.
M13 is a densely packed globular cluster of about 300,000 stars, more than 25,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Hercules.
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave a stirring speech to a joint session of Congress declaring his intention to land humans on the moon with a decade.
Crepuscular rays, sometimes called sunrays, above the famous volcano Licancabur on the border between Chile and Bolivia.