Several liquid bodies have been found under the south pole of Mars, according to a major new study.
Mars has a vast underground reservoir of water, scientists find in major breakthrough in search for alien life
Why astronomy is considered the oldest scienceInitially a cosmic curiosity, the night sky was eventually decoded by ancient peoples, making astronomy one of (if not the) oldest science.
This roughly 2,800-year old Babylonian tablet shows priests at the shrine of the Sun-Temple at Sippar, home to a Sun-worshiping cult. In the field above the Sun God, you can see the Sun and Moon, as well as an eight-pointed star, each a symbol of an ancient deity. Below their feet is the "heavenly ocean."
Queen guitarist Brian May and David Eicher launch unique astronomy bookEvery star has a story to tell. And in Cosmic Clouds 3-D, rock star Brian May pairs up with Astronomy Editor David Eicher to take you on a journey inside the birthplace of stars: nebulae.
New crew reaches ISS in record time
The three-member crew launched from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrom
BepiColombo spacecraft to fly by Venus tonight, will seek signs of lifeThe Mercury-bound mission will turn its instruments on our sister planet as it skims within 7,000 miles of the surface.
The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft cruises by Venus in this artist’s concept. By happy coincidence, the craft will study the atmosphere of the planet one month after scientists found evidence of phosphine, a toxic gas thought to be produced only by microbial life, in Venus’ cloud tops.
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How Luna 3 first unveiled the Moon’s farsideWhen Luna 3 ventured around the Moon in 1959, it sent back images that shattered our view of the hidden hemisphere.
For millennia, the Moon’s mysterious farside remained hidden from inquisitive humans. This is because the Moon is tidally locked to Earth, meaning the so-called nearside is always facing our planet.
Nearby spiralJoe Petick from Mentor, OhioThe Triangulum Galaxy, also known as Messier 33, is the third-largest member of the Local Group, a collection of nearly 50 galaxies that the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are part of. The galaxy’s name comes from its location in the tiny northern constellation Triangulum.
Astronomers just discovered the smallest star everWhile on the search for exoplanets, the team came across this tiny companion.
This artist's rendering compares EBLM J0555-57Ab to both Jupiter and TRAPPIST-1.
The forgotten rescue of the Salyut 7 space stationAfter a total loss of power, many thought the Soviet's Salyut 7 space station was gone for good. But two bundled up cosmonauts gave it six more years of life.By Doug Adler | Published: Friday, October 23, 2020RELATED TOPICS: CREWED MISSIONS
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