Nine scholars in Bhutan spent the summer of 2020 working with NASA staff and scientists as part of a multiyear Interagency Agreement with the U.S. Department of State.
Using some cosmic detective work, a team of researchers has found evidence that tiny pieces of asteroids from the inner solar system may have crossed a gap to the outer solar system, a feat once thought to be unlikely.
Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen.
Distant cosmic objects such as planets, galaxies, and nebulae are sometimes referred to by the scientific community with unofficial nicknames.
The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere.
The island nation of Sri Lanka and the brightly-lit southern tip of India feature in this photograph from the International Space Station.