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.
NASA scientists are using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope to map the distribution of dark matter in 25 massive clusters of galaxies.
Well, you may have been lucky last time, but there's another satellite heading back to Earth, and this time it's much more likely that it'll land on your head.
Astronomers have found a 'failed star', or brown dwarf, only six times the size of Jupiter, along with two dozen others that float free in space.
NASA has released a movie based on 309 images that were taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it traveled from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater - a 13 mile trek which lasted three years.
Uranus was knocked on its side not by a single massive collision, as previously thought, but by a series of small thumps, researchers say.
British scientists say they've established a link between the sun's 11-year cycle and cold winters in Northern Europe and parts of America.
Short gamma ray bursts could be more damaging to life on Earth than longer ones, says a Washburn University astrophysicist who's been studying data from the SWIFT satellite.
Moscow is abandoning plans to design and build a two-stage Rus-M carrier rocket that would have replaced the aging Soyuz by 2015.
The Martian atmosphere contains water vapor in a supersaturated state, say surprised ESA scientists.
Scientists say the Crab Pulsar is blasting out gamma rays at a higher rate than can be explained by current scientific models.
NASA is currently developing a Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) and Heavy Ion Sensor (HIS). Both instruments will be placed on the European Space Agency’s newly selected Solar Orbiter mission.
ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has found an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus, in a discovery which could help with the search for life on other planets.
While electric propulsion (EP) of spacecraft is already competing successfully with chemical thrusters, the cost has been extremely high.
Earth's oceans could once have been giant icebergs floating through space, an ESA team has concluded, after examining the isotopic composition of a comet.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has approved a mission to get nearer to the sun than ever before.
NASA's announced that, in early November, it will start looking for its next class of astronaut candidates.