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The Biggest Supermoon in Nearly 70 Years

Image Credit: Flickr/costachico We’re about to see the biggest since 1948, the closest full moon in the 21st century.If you go outside on November 14, you...

NASA missions harvest a passel of ‘pumpkin’ stars

This artist's concept illustrates how the most extreme 'pumpkin star' found by Kepler and Swift compares with the sun. Both stars are shown to...

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some targets for the laser and telescopic camera of its ChemCam instrument. For example, on-board software analyzed the...

NASA’s Kepler confirms 100+ exoplanets during its K2 mission

Image montage showing the Maunakea Observatories, Kepler Space Telescope, and night sky with K2 Fields and discovered planetary systems (dots) overlaid. An international team...

NASA spots Tropical Cyclone 02A develop in Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02A developed in the Northern Indian Ocean's Arabian Sea as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light...

Hubble confirms new dark spot on Neptune

This new Hubble Space Telescope image confirms the presence of a dark vortex in the atmosphere of Neptune. The full visible-light image at left...

NASA scientists discover unexpected mineral on Mars

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock...

NASA’s K2 finds newborn exoplanet around young star

K2-33b, shown in this illustration, is one of the youngest exoplanets detected to date. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever...

Kepler-1647b: New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns

Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647. Credits: Lynette CookIf you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll...

The universe is expanding even faster than expected

This illustration shows the three steps astronomers used to measure the universe's expansion rate to an unprecedented accuracy, reducing the total uncertainty to 2.4...

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