Astronomers may have solved the mystery behind the source of the enigmatic phenomenon called fast radio bursts, powerful blasts of radio waves from far outside the Milky Way Galaxy that last for mere fractions of a second, with a recently-discovered celestial body that is surprisingly close to our homeread more

NASA’s high-flying SOFIA telescope has detected the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.  This development may make manned missions to our closest neighbor all the easier, as astronauts bound for the lunar surface won’t have to lug as much of the heavy yet supremely vital substanceread more

  Earth, at least for now, is the most habitable planet that we’re aware of, having been home to lifeforms for nearly the entirety of the planet’s existence, now boasting a complex and diverse biosphere that is (probably) the envy of the Solar System. But while it’s not hard toread more

Two years after first finding evidence of a liquid-water lake under the southern ice cap of Mars, the same research team responsible for the 2018 discovery has found evidence of even more bodies of water under the frozen Martian wastes. And even closer to Earth, evidence also surfaced for aread more