Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that's blacker than coal - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b that reflects less than one percent of the sunlight falling on it.
The Pentagon lost contact with the Falcon HTV-2 as it attempted to conduct a hypersonic test flight over the Pacific Ocean.
NASA’s Mars exploration rover has arrived at the Red Planet’s Endeavour crater which measures some 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.
Yesterday morning, the sun unleashed a massive flare, its most powerful in nearly five years.
An experimental vehicle that can fly at 20 times the speed of sound and reach anywhere in the world within an hour is due to lift off today.
The building blocks of DNA have been arriving here from meteorites in greater quantity than previously thought, lending weight to the idea that the seeds of life on Earth originated in space.
The Earth is surrounded by a belt of antimatter - and it could perhaps be used to power future spacecraft, a team of scientists has suggested.
The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off aboard an Atlas V rocket this morning and began its five-year journey to the planet Jupiter.
The Juno spacecraft's set to lift off today on its way to Jupiter, with scientists hopeful that the mission will help answer questions about the formation of the solar system.
Recent images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter seem to indicate the presence of flowing water during the warmest months on the red planet.
British scientists are looking for signs that we live in a multiverse - with multiple alternative universes existing in their own individual bubbles.
The Earth once had two moons circling in the same orbit, say scientists, until a collision between the two created the moon we see today.
An international team of astronomers has discovered 96 star clusters hidden by dust in the Milky Way galaxy.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth.
NASA's Dawn probe is beginning the first of four science orbits, and has sent back its first close-up images.
Oxygen molecules have been detected for the first ever time in space, helping explain where some of the universe's missing oxygen may be hiding.
NASA may have retired its shuttles, but SpaceX has confirmed plans to launch a second test capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 30th.
So let me understand this. First, we spend billions of dollars building the International Space Station (ISS). Then Moscow decides it will unceremoniously fly the ISS into the Pacific Ocean.
It's two and a half thousand years since the Greek philosopher Philolaus suggested the existence of a 'counter-Earth' - another planet sharing Earth's orbit.
First NASA launched its final shuttle mission earlier this month, and now Russia is debating how to do away with the International Space Station (ISS) as it nears the end of its life cycle.