A team of NASA scientists is looking at ways of using Star Trek-style tractor beams to reel in scientific samples in space.
A 1,300-foot asteroid is set to zip between us and the moon's orbit this week, in the most significant near-miss scientists have ever known about in advance.
China's successfully launched its Shenzhou 8 unmanned spacecraft, which is now on its way to the Tiangong-1 experimental module.
New observations of the Lutetia asteroid have revealed that it's a planet that never properly formed.
Russia's Progress cargo ship lifted off successfully for the International Space Station yesterday, the first flight to do so since a similar unmanned freighter crashed in August.
The fat, doughnut-shaped clouds of dust that surround about half of supermassive black holes could be the remnants of planets and asteroids that have smashed into each other at incredible speeds.
Complex organic molecules like those on which life is based exist throughout the universe and can be made naturally by stars, European Space Agency data has revealed.
China is slated to launch an unmanned spacecraft in November that will dock with the orbiting Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace) experimental module.
NASA telescopes have helped solved an ancient mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago when Chinese astronomers witnessed what turned out to be an exploding star in the sky.
The European Space Agency has launched the first two Galileo satellites which will give Europe its own satellite navigation system for the first time.
German satellite Rosat crashed to Earth Saturday evening, with no reports as yet of any wreckage hitting land.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off an initiative to harvest and re-use valuable components from dead satellites in geosynchronous orbit (GEO).
Astronomers have discovered an embryonic solar system surrounded by a cloud of water vapor that could eventually form comets and deliver oceans to dry worlds.
The moon may be a harsh mistress, but Russian scientists say they want to establish a colony below the lunar surface.
Ever wondered exactly what would happen if a massive meteorite hit the Earth? Princeton University scientists can show you.
Astronomers have for the first time spotted a disk of gas and dust around a sun-like star that shows spiral-arm-like structures.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected evidence of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system.
Well, it never really was the most imaginative name - the Very Large Array. And, now, after a major upgrade, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory is asking for help coming up with a better one.
NASA has hired Virgin Galactic to fly up to three charter flights on its flagship SpaceShipTwo.
Eris - the dwarf planet that led to Pluto's demotion from planetary status - appears actually to be smaller than Pluto after all.