Heat inside Mars may have melted ice and made watery habitats for life

Geothermal energy on Mars may have melted ice below the planet’s surface billions of years ago,…

There are weird volcanoes everywhere we look in the solar system

Bizarre volcanoes that ooze ice magma or explode like geysers reveal the geological rumblings beneath other…

Does a halo of mysterious dark matter swirl around every galaxy?

Many galaxies seem to have bubbles of dark matter enveloping them, but finding out if every…

Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico collapses after 57 years

The Arecibo Observatory telescope in Puerto Rico has collapsed, just weeks after the US National Science…

NASA can't decide whether astronauts should wash their underwear

NASA has partnered with consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble to develop a detergent that can…

Earth’s early atmosphere may have been toxic like the one on Venus

After the moon formed, Earth was probably left with an ocean of molten rock, which may…

China's Chang'e 5 probe is the start of a new era of lunar exploration

Chang’e 5 is set to bring moon rocks back to Earth for the first time in…

The universe is expanding too fast, and that could rewrite cosmology

Different measurements of the Hubble constant, the rate of space-time expansion, refuse to agree – meaning…

China is about to launch its most advanced mission to the moon yet

The robotic Chang’e 5 mission will land on the moon, gather rock samples and then blast…

China has launched its most advanced mission to the moon yet

The robotic Chang’e 5 mission will land on the moon, gather rock samples and then blast…