ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has found an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus, in a discovery which could help with the search for life on other planets.
While electric propulsion (EP) of spacecraft is already competing successfully with chemical thrusters, the cost has been extremely high.
Earth's oceans could once have been giant icebergs floating through space, an ESA team has concluded, after examining the isotopic composition of a comet.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved a mission to get nearer to the sun than ever before.
NASA's announced that, in early November, it will start looking for its next class of astronaut candidates.
More than sixteen thousand feet up in Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), is officially open and has released its first images.
Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz have used a NASA supercomputer to create what they say is the most accurate and detailed simulation of the universe ever.
Last year saw a significant hole open up for the first time in the ozone layer over the Arctic.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has kicked off an initiative to build the world’s first completely reusable rocket and spaceship.
Mercury's a bit weird, say NASA scientists, with a different surface composition and magnetic field to other planets.
Good news: we're not likely to get wiped out in the same way as the dinosaurs, at least not any time soon.
China's Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace) module was successfully lofted into orbit by a Long March-2FT1 rocket Thursday evening.
Australian astronomers say they've found proof of a vast filament of material that connects our Milky Way galaxy to nearby clusters of galaxies and on to the rest of the universe.
China is ready to launch its Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace) unmanned space module on Thursday evening after injecting fuel into the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket.
NASA’s given its final verdict on the last resting place of the UARS satellite, which fell back to Earth last Friday.
While Venus's weather at ground level is pretty boring - a steady 800 degrees Farenheit and heavy sulfuric acid clouds - it all gets a bit more interesting further up, say NASA scientists.
The Earth is enveloped in a strong-to-severe magnetic storm, following a large solar eruption yesterday morning.
NASA scientists have revealed the 'footprint' of an electrical circuit linking Saturn and its moon Enceladus.
The solar system could once have had a fifth giant planet, which got hurled out into space billions of years ago.
NASA is working on a new communications system that could dramatically cut the time needed to transmit high-resolution images from Mars.