NASA's Dawn spacecraft has departed the giant asteroid Vesta, setting sail
for a two-and-a-half-year journey to the dwarf planet Ceres.
The majority of planets form when a molecular cloud collapses into a young star.
Indeed, the leftover gas and dust form a disk around the star, with the particulates inside the disk colliding and coalescing.
One of the most widely-studied of all globular star clusters appears nevertheless to harbor a mystery - a star which apparently possesses the secret of eternal youth.
Thirty-five years ago today, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft set off on its journey to interstellar space - and it's now teetering on the edge.
NASA has released an image of a supernova (SN 2004dg) that occurred in NGC 5806, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (the Virgin) located approximately 80 million light years from Earth.
Dutch company Mars-One says it's won enough sponsorship money to create a reality TV show which it hopes will in turn fund a manned trip to Mars.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft remains on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system locations.
Nervous flyers may not wish to read any further - but if you ever planned to see the world, this is the time to do it.
Small patches of ice could make up between five and ten percent of the material in the walls of Shackleton crater located near the moon's South Pole.
NASA's finally launched its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), the first twin-spacecraft mission designed to explore the Van Allen belts.
NASA's discovered several million new black holes - along with a thousand or so galaxies obscured by dust - using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope.
The kids are in the back, there's gas in the tank, and NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set off on its first long trip.
Sugar molecules have for the first time been spotted in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star.
NASA's Kepler mission has for the first time discovered multiple planets orbiting a pair of stars, showing it's possible for more than one planet to be formed and survive in such a chaotic environment.
An international crew of six astronauts is poised to kick off a six-day caving training session on the sunny Italian island of Sardinia.
The latest Kickstarter project, looking for crowd funding, is a little different to most - a space elevator to be built on the moon.
NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back the first telephoto images from the Martian surface, showing a mountainside marked by eroded knobs and gulches, and geological layering clearly visible.
NASA scientists say they've finally made progress in protecting astronauts' bone strength from the damage caused by space flight.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a stunning image of the globular cluster Messier 56.
Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon - has passed away at the age of 82 following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.