New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the universe.
On Sept. 25, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence visited NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama to learn about the Space Launch System and speak with astronauts in space. See photos from his visit here.
Lucas Ellerbroek's new book, "Planet Hunters" (Reaktion Books, 2017), traces the history of exoplanet discovery back to a time when the idea of planets beyond our solar system was just science fiction — or heresy.
B.o.B may be about to blow the lid off the "round-Earth conspiracy."
Astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered four of Saturn's moons, determined the distance from Earth to Mars and made successful measurements of longitude.
Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow blocks the sun. There are three types; the most dramatic is a total lunar eclipse. Find out when is the next one.
The final resting place of the SMART-1 spacecraft has been found, 11 years after the probe's handlers brought it down on the lunar surface.
Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria pulverized Puerto Rico, staff at the island's Arecibo Observatory are staying optimistic as they continue to survey the damage to their enormous radio telescope.
Pluto's surface hosts blades of ice that soar to the height of skyscrapers — and researchers have narrowed down exactly how the dramatic features form.
A full-scale, vintage test model of the world's first artificial satellite sold at auction for more than three-quarters of a million dollars, just one week before the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik-1 and the beginning of the Space Age.
Continuing its monthlong 25th anniversary celebration, the Syfy TV network has produced three exclusive animated clips in which renowned science-fiction stars explain how they got involved with the genre.
A set of stunning images available for download shows what it's like to ride up close and personal to a comet.
Gravitational-wave hunters have a new tool in their arsenal. The Virgo gravitational-wave detector in Italy has made its first detection of ripples in the fabric of the universe, the collaboration announced today (Sept. 27).
NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos have announced a new partnership for human exploration of the moon and deep space. Both agencies signed a joint statement today (Sept. 27) at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.
Earth and the other rocky planets have a composition that's different from the building blocks that formed them long ago — and scientists may now know why.
A supermassive black hole lies at the heart of most galaxies, and a new study suggests how these ravenous cosmic structures may ultimately define their hosts.
The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) shared stunning footage of the Aurora Australis, otherwise known as the southern lights. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured this beautiful display as the ISS passed over the Southern Hemisphere.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station during his visit to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Monday (Sept. 26).
From oxygen-thin mountain tops to barren deserts to the South Pole, many of the world's most powerful telescopes are in distant, inhospitable environments. Three researchers share their adventures pursuing science at the farthest corners of the world.
Is Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access worth your time? Probably. Does it honor the legacy of Star Trek? Maybe.