A science writer reflects on the wonders of the August 21 eclipse and looks ahead to her next skygazing opportunity.
The total solar eclipse that will span the US on Aug. 21 will give scientists a clear look at the solar corona, an atmospheric halo of plasma that is 200 times hotter than the sun's surface.
A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21, providing a rare opportunity for much of the country to experience the celestial wonder.
The discovery of a vast star-like disk of gas and dust surrounding planet OTS44 challenges the notion of what differentiates a planet from a star, and of how their origins differ.
NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.
The experiment, which arrives at the ISS on Saturday, will test a technique to reproduce and analyze telomeres, the DNA-protecting tips of chromosomes.
NASA hasn't planned any follow-on missions for Enceladus, but it could be selected for a current or future round of planetary missions.
Astronomers suspect that gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein, kicked the rogue black hole out of its galactic core after the collision of two galaxies.
Scientists don't know how the cosmic odd couple came to exist, or how long their intimate tango will last.
Conditions on Saturn's largest moon could make Titan the best place in our solar system for us to test ideas about the diversity of life in space.