NASA is planning to conduct an unmanned flight test of its Orion spacecraft in early 2014.
The Fermi paradox asks why, if intelligent life is common, no technological civilizations have ever been observed.
NASA's Deep Space Network antenna has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 as it approaches Earth in what's set to be the closest approach of a big asteroid ever recorded.
The Obama administration has responded to a petition asking the White House to acknowledge the existence of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth.
A new technique to study the bright disc of matter surrounding a distant black hole is as precise as spotting individual grains of sand on the surface of the moon.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on track to acquire the first detailed radar images of Saturn's moon Enceladus during a flyby on Sunday, November 6.
After a year and a half locked up in a box, six 'astronauts' have finally finished their simulated trip to Mars.
If astronauts make it to Mars, they may not be able to see it very well, a NASA study has shown.
Astrobiologists say they've discovered where in outer space complex organic molecules - the building blocks of life - are most likely to form.
Liquid water on the Martian surface was probably never around for very long, meaning life would have struggled to gain a foothold there.
Two unmanned Chinese spacecraft have successfully docked 211 miles above Earth.
Russian space freighter ISS Progress 45 (45P) has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) where it remains docked with the Pirs compartment.
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.