China's released a white paper setting out its plans to accelerate space activities over the next five years.
NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft will be placed into orbit around the moon over the New Year weekend, in preparation for their mission to study its composition and gravity field.
Two Arizona State University scientists are calling for a thorough scan of images of the moon to try and identify signs of aliens.
A communications satellite plummeted to the Earth after its Soyuz-2 carrier rocket failed to reach orbit shortly after lifting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
NASA has released a number of new images of Saturn and Titan snapped by the agency’s Cassini spacecraft.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at the rate of 100 per year.
NASA says its discovered two Earth-sized planets that have been swallowed up by their star - and survived.
Scientists have discovered new evidence indicating that there may be complex hydrocarbons on the surface of Pluto.
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first Earth-sized, rocky planets orbiting a star similar to our own, and says it's possible that they could once have harbored life.
To the surprise and delight of astronomers, a comet discovered just two weeks ago as it hurtled towards the sun has skimmed the star and re-emerged the other side.
The discovery of microbes in any icy lava tube in Oregon raises hope that similar microorganisms could survive in the very similar conditions to be found on Mars.
NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole.
The discovery of a supernova just hours after its explosion has given scientists an unprecedented amount of information about such cosmic explosions.
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have spotted a giant gas cloud being sucked into the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.
NASA is planning to use a giant crossbow and harpoon to capture samples from a speeding comet.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced plans to build the world's largest plane in an effort to create a replacement for the retired US space shuttles.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.
As much as three percent of Mars could sustain life, say scientists from the Australian National University - but most habitable areas are underground.
There may finally be an explanation as to why the federal government has adopted such a harsh stance against the unauthorized trade of moon rocks.
Scientists at the SETI Institute are to pop their headphones back on and start listening out for aliens once again, thanks to new funding.