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NASA successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu, but some of it is leaking into space
(CNN)The historic collection of a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Tuesday was almost too successful.
Black hole kills star by 'spaghettification' as telescopes watch
Telescopes have captured the rare light flash from a dying star as it was ripped apart by a supermassive black hole.
Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to two women who developed CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing tool
Jennifer A. Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California at Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, a French microbiologist, won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work dev...
Giant impact' theory of moon's formation gets another boost
Scientists have found yet more differences between Earth and moon rocks.
After a tantalizing discovery at Venus, what could an astrobiology mission look like?
Suddenly, a mission to investigate whether Venus might be hospitable to life after all doesn't seem quite so outlandish.
A perfectly preserved Ice Age cave bear has been found in Russia -- even its nose is intact
(CNN)The perfectly preserved remains of an Ice Age cave bear have been discovered in the Russian Arctic -- the first example of the species ever to be found with soft tissues intact.
Scientists confounded by new findings on universe's mysterious dark matter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dark matter, mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the mass of galaxies including our own Milky Way, is confounding scientists again, with new observations of dist...
Stare At The Depths Of A Sunspot, Courtesy Of These Solar Telescope Images
Captured by the GREGOR telescope in Spain, the high-resolution pictures offer a new glimpse at the sun’s magnetic field.