The sun is a big ball of hot gas and plasma.
"Star Wars: Episode IX" will mark the end of the current trilogy - but it won't be the last we'll see of its young heroes, Rey and Finn, or their companions Poe Dameron and BB-8.
A new study suggests that Jupiter and other gas-giant planets might once have been "steam worlds" — warm ocean planets a bit bigger than Earth, with water-vapor atmospheres.
Producers and directors may think that science is only exciting when it is science fiction, but the truth is almost always stranger (and more interesting) than fiction.
Asteroids snuck their way into a stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of the distant galaxy cluster Abell 370, painting S-trails across the foreground.
The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).
This subatomic reaction is eight times more powerful than the reaction at the core of hydrogen bombs.
A warm Antarctic stratosphere kept the ozone hole small in 2017.
China plans to launch a homegrown, reusable space plane for the first time in 2020, according to Chinese media reports.
November's Full Beaver Moon will shine bright overnight tonight and early Saturday (Nov. 3 and 4), a day before the moon reaches perigee, its closest distance to Earth each month.
While a full moon doesn't have the dramatically shadowed terrain that partial phases do, some lunar features and phenomena are enhanced during full moons.
The beautiful Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805, is a bright, red emission nebula with a shape that resembles a human heart.
Whenever a full, or nearly full moon is in the sky, many kinds of astronomical observation must be postponed. But a full moon this weekend brings a special treat.
On Nov. 3, 1957, the Soviet Union lofted a dog named Laika to Earth orbit, aboard the satellite Sputnik 2. The milestone came less than a month after the Soviets kicked off the Space Age, and the Cold War space race, with the launch of Sputnik 1.
Portal origin URL: Atmospheric Beacons Guide NASA Scientists in Search for LifePortal origin nid: 412677Published: Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:14Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: New NASA research proposes a novel approach to sniffing out exoplanet atmospheres. It takes advantage of frequent stellar storms from cool, young dwarf stars to highlight signs of possible life.Portal image: Conceptual image of an exoplanetScience Categories: Sun
A new "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" commercial with brand-new footage debuted ago during the World Series Wednesday (Nov. 1) and it brings Luke Skywalker back to his old friend the Millennium Falcon!
Delightful for adults and children alike, Legos are the greatest toy of all-time.
The prevailing view of the universe has just passed a rigorous new test, but the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy remain frustratingly unsolved.
Lance Patrick and his girlfriend, Ashley Blankenship, just announced their baby's gender to the world via a weather-balloon mission to the stratosphere.
On Nov. 13, Venus and Jupiter will rise together in the morning sky, only a few hours after the planets reach conjunction at 1:05 a.m. Eastern Time. Here's how to see it.