A team of researchers has measured the current size of "baryon acoustic oscillations" (BAOs) from the early universe in order to determine the distances to galaxies more than 6 billion light-years away to within 1 percent accuracy.
A sunset captured in Switzerland featured a sunspot so large it was visible to the naked eye.
The Satanic Temple, the monument's sponsor, says on its website that "Satan stands as the ultimate icon for the selfless revolt against tyranny, free & rational inquiry, and the responsible pursuit of happiness."
Instead of squeezing more cars onto London's busy streets, planners have proposed a superhighway that could accommodate up to 12,000 cyclists an hour.
Today’s mission marks the eighth flight of the Falcon 9 and the third flight of the v1.1 configuration and the thirteenth launch overall for SpaceX.
2014 might mean out with the old (as was the case with Comet ISON, which fell victims to the sun), and yet, Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) is still alive and well, and was captured in this scene on New Year's day.
The lunar landing represents a significant milestone for China's space program. China sent its first astronaut to space in 2003.
A huge pool of magma is under the surface, representing an existential threat to America, as well as the rest of the world. One scientist estimates an eruption would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens.
The reliable Geminid meteor shower is an annual hit for stargazers, and it should not disappoint this year despite waxing gibbous moonlight during the shower's peak tonight (December 13/14).
The image above depicts skyscrapers in the Canary Wharf business district of east London poking out as much of the rest of the city is shrouded in fog on December 11, 2013. The photo was taken by the London Metropolitan Police.
This illustration represents the possible extent of an ancient lake inside Gale Crater on Mars. Examination of mudstone confirmed the exist of the lake which formed billions of years ago.
Earth is actually the brightest source of gamma-rays, the most energetic form of light.
Falcon 9 made history in 2012 when the SpaceX rocket delivered Dragon into orbit for a rendezvous with the International Space Station. Yesterday, following two postponements, Falcon 9 launched its first commercial payload.
Amazon, the world's largest retailer, is developing systems to deliver products to customers in 30 minutes or less. How will they accomplish this? With drones, such as the "octocopter" pictured above.