The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.
China has opted for married mothers over single women in its selection of its first female astronauts.
An international team of astronomers has discovered a weird pair of stars which orbit around each other in just five and a half minutes.
ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.
China plans to launch the first module of its planned space station next year.
Engineers at Lockheed Martin have successfully completed fabrication of the world's largest heat shield.
Peering through entire galaxies as their lenses, a team of researchers has found a new way to establish the size and age of the universe.
A JPL research scientist has hypothesized that the recent magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile shortened the length of each Earth day by approximately 1.26 microseconds, or one millionth of a second.
Instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft have detected millions of tons of water ice near the moon's north pole.
The US Air Force has selected Raytheon to design an advanced control segment that is expected to significantly improve the accuracy of information originating from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.
Astrophysicists have for the first time got the opportunity to watch a planet being distorted and destroyed by its host star.
NASA has released a series of images that reveal a "forest" of geysers spraying ice from prominent fissures along the south polar region of Enceladus.
In space, no one can hear you scream or listen to your iPod.
Around a quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy sneaked their way in from other galaxies, according to scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has picked out dark energy, habitable planets and a detailed solar survey as candidates for two missions to be launched sometime after 2017.
There's slow developers everywhere, and the Hubble space telescope has discovered the astronomical equivalent: a group of small, ancient galaxies that have waited 10 billion years to get round to building a large elliptical galaxy.
NASA has released the first pictures from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, WISE.
A new analysis of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago has revealed the presence of millions of organic compounds.
Business is humming if you’re in the business of extra-solar planets, exobiology or exoenvironmental studies.
The US military has successfully downed a test missile with an airborne high-energy laser.