Astronomers have discovered enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our galaxy, moving at supersonic speeds.
Astronomers have shed further light on the mysterious process of how young stars and their planetary systems form.
Even with shielding, the amount of cosmic radiation involved in a trip to Mars could put astronauts on the path to Alzheimer's disease.
You can now check-in to earn the Mars Curiosity Rover badge on the social networking site, Foursquare.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has managed to capture a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097.
The US Geological Survey is to decomission Landsat 5 - the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission ever.
So the world didn’t end on December 21, and it’s more good news for the future of humanity with the announcement that Asteroid 2011 AG5 is no longer an impact risk.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking picture of planetary nebula NGC 5189.
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover is looking for new rocks to drill in area known as Yellowknife Bay on the Red Planet.
Much like locating a silver needle in the haystack of space, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently produced this beautiful image below of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies ever observed by astronomers.
Clay minerals - rocks that usually form when water is present for long periods of time - cover much more of Mars than previously thought, say Georgia Institute of Technology scientists.
A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California's Sierra foothills last April was one of the fastest and rarest known to have hit Earth.
Like a ship navigating through still waters, the giant star Zeta Ophiuchi is speeding through space, generating waves in the stellar dust ahead.
Much like their human equivalents, scientists have found that not all star clusters age at the same rate.
Astronomers have had to come up with a whole new word for black holes that are too big to be described as merely 'supermassive' - and now say there may be a lot more of them around then previously thought.
One of the closest stars to our own, Tau Ceti, appears to have five planets, including one that's in the so-called habitable zone and could be suitable for life.
Our atmosphere isn't the only place where turbulence is found: it happens out in space too. And now, for the first time, a team led by the University of Iowa has recreated and measured this phenomenon in the laboratory.
As planned, NASA's two Grail spacecraft crashed into the moon yesterday afternoon, hitting a mountain at about 2:28 pm.
Scientists at NASA have discovered a new constant that links different sizes of black holes.
The lonesome planetary nebula NGC 7354 is often overlooked because it is located in a relatively vacant region of space approximately 4,200 light-years away.