What is the maximum number of habitable planets for a star, and what does this mean in our search for extraterrestrial life?
In a rare occurrence, astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun.
Plate tectonics are important for habitability, and it appears that the optimum conditions existed for planets forming early in the galaxy’s lifespan … and may be unlikely to easily recur.
How do brown dwarves form, and in what parts of the galaxy?
In honor of the UN’s International Day of Women in Science, this week we highlight Katherine Johnson, pioneering mathematician and NASA legend.
New technique for analyzing Moon rocks lets scientists study them atom by atom.
How does Pluto’s “beating heart” determine wind patterns on its surface?
NASA scientists using virtual reality technology are redefining our understanding about how our galaxy works.
The newly discovered auroral dunes appear as a green-tinged and even pattern of waves resembling a striped veil of clouds or dunes on a sandy beach.
The European Space Agency ESA opens an oxygen plant to produce oxygen out of Moon dust in the Netherlands
TOI 700 d is the first Earth-size habitable-zone world discovered by TESS.
By examining a wide selection of research works from the last two years, it was very clear that astronomers are using machine learning and AI as powerful discovery tools across a range of fields.
Image of the interacting galaxy pair NGC 5394/5 obtained with NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory’s Gemini North 8-meter telescope on Hawai’i’s Maunakea using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph in imaging mode.