The European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) recently docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on a critical resupply mission.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of NGC 4980, a spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.
A Martian dust devil approximately 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was spotted whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars just a few weeks ago.
ESA’s Mars Express has discovered a series of 'pit-chains' in the Tharsis region of Mars that could, says ESA, be tempting targets in the search for microbial life.
Astronomers have combined infrared and X-ray observations from two space telescopes - Herschel and XMM Newton - to create a unique look at violent events within the giant galaxy Centaurus A.
Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory now believe the early days of our solar system might look
quite different than previously thought.
Most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, feature a supermassive black hole at their center weighing millions to billions of suns.
But how do those black holes grow so hefty?
Scientists have narrowed down the range in which dark matter could exist, thanks to a new analysis technique.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a galaxy known as NGC 2683, which astronomers jokingly refer to as the "UFO Galaxy."
After two years' work, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) has measureed the precise distances of over a quarter of a million galaxies.
Complex organic compounds probably formed easily in the early solar system, say scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center.
A new chemical analysis of lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s appears to disprove theories that the moon was created through a massive collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object 4.5 billion years ago.
European scientists at EPFL labs have designed an ultra-compact motor - dubbed MicroThrust - that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit using just a tenth of a liter of fuel.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he's found the five engines from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, deep beneath the Atlantic, and plans to bring at least one to the surface.
Astronomers have long searched for habitable exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars (M dwarfs), which are considered the most common type of star in the Milky Way galaxy.
US scientists have come up with new evidence that the key ingredients for life were brought to our planet by comets, billions of years ago.
Scottish engineers have come up with a new way of dealing with asteroids that threaten the Earth - firing lasers at them from a swarm of small satellites flying in formation.
We've got Jupiter to thank for the spectacular meteor showers associated with Halley's comet, says an Armagh Observatory astronomer.
Runaway planets could be hurtling through space at up to 30 million miles an hour, torn from their suns by a black hole.
Europe's launched its heaviest-ever cargo to the International Space Station, carrying food, water, air and fuel, as well as experiments and spares.