Shrinking moon is quaking, revealing it may be tectonically active

The moon may be tectonically active, according to groundbreaking new research.

Bright galaxies help solve mystery about early universe

They were much brighter than they were supposed to be.

Fake killer asteroid destroys New York City in NASA planetary defense simulation

Don’t panic — this is just a drill.

Half of all water in the oceans may have come from ancient asteroid collisions

The mystery of Earth’s water may have been solved by a team of Japanese researchers.

Astronomers record first lunar eclipse meteoroid impact

During a blood moon, a brief flash of light caught astronomers’ attention.

Ocean of magma blasted into space may explain how the moon formed

Finally, a theory that explains how the moon formed that isn’t too over the top.

The universe is expanding faster than current physics predicts

Which means we might need new physics to explain the observation.

Auroras act like speed bumps for satellites, dragging them down towards Earth

Auroras are dazzling to behold, but also a nuisance for the aerospace industry.

NASA and partners will be holding an asteroid impact exercise at conference next week

Duck and cover!

Japanese probe blasts the first artificial crater on an asteroid

The blast might help scientists answer fundamental questions about the solar system’s formation.

Chinese Moon Station planned for ‘in about ten years’

“Hey, I can see my house from here!”

Chinese lunar rover shows dark side of the Moon like you’ve never seen it before

Take a walk on the dark side — of the moon.

NASA detects first evidence of a Marsquake

The Mars InSight lander has sensed a quake within the planet.

How Japanese astronomers discovered the most distant object in the Kuiper Belt with a $3,000 telescope

This is a real victory for little projects.

Astronomers finally find the earliest molecule in the Universe

The breakthrough validates our current models of how the universe works.

NASA female astronaut set to break record

Congrats, and good luck!

Alien-world-hunting satellite finds its first Earth-sized planet

Researchers had hoped that at least 300 of them would be the size of our home planet. Well, they found one.

This new approach to spotting incoming asteroids should keep our planet safe

“With the [new method] we can spot objects regardless of their surface color, and use it to measure their sizes and other surface properties,” said the researchers.

Rodents race around cage in NASA microgravity experiment

That looks like a lot of fun!

World’s largest aircraft flies for the first time

The huge aircraft is designed to send rockets to a high enough altitude from where they can then power themselves into space.