Planets beyond our galaxy spotted for the first time

Scientists have used light bent by gravity itself to detect planets over 3 billion light-years away from Earth....

Killer whale recorded mimicking language

An orca named Wikie can make sounds that kind of, sort of seem like words such as "hello" and "bye-bye."...

Cute galaxies look like a penguin guarding its egg

NASA reveals an endearing space telescope portrait of two galaxies that together resemble a penguin watching over its egg....

Mars mountain photobombs NASA’s Curiosity rover selfie

Look out behind you, Curiosity. Mount Sharp wants in on your Mars selfie....

SpaceX to recover the Falcon 9 rocket it planned to lose

Elon Musk's rocket company sent a Falcon 9 to space for its second mission with no plans to land and bring it home. But Musk just couldn't say goodbye....

Shots of the super blue blood moon worth waking up early for

Those who woke early enough were rewarded with a lunar eclipse and supermoon on Jan. 31....

Stunning shot captures stars being born not (too) far from Earth

A photo captures an active star-forming region only 600 light years away in breathtaking detail....

A closer look at how a robot duck comforts kids with cancer

WARNING: Prepare for your heart to melt. One of the best robots at CES was 'My Special Aflac Duck.' Here are pictures of the cute animatronic critter designed to help children face cancer....

NASA spots spectacular ISS transit across the full moon

The International Space Station knows how to deliver an out-of-this-world photobomb with a scenic shot in front of the full moon....

SpaceX to launch reused Falcon 9 ahead of Falcon Heavy debut

Elon Musk's rocket company has another delivery to make before he plans to send his Roadster to Mars....

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