NASA video shows Earth engulfed by solar storm

Using data from the STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have released a video of a coronal mass ejection in 2008 swallowing up the Earth.

Moon may be millions of years younger than thought

A new analysis of a piece of lunar rock indicates that the moon is much younger than previously thought - or else scientists have been dramatically wrong about the way in which it was formed.

Titan's giant arrow explained

Well, the UFOlogists won't like it, but UCLA scienstists have come up with an explanation for the giant white arrow observed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon - and it's not an 'X marks the spot' from aliens.

SpaceX says it is ready for ISS cargo runs

SpaceX says it is ready to meet NASA's November 30, 2011 launch date for a mission that will deliver cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). 

Hubble snaps pic of Necklace Nebula

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful picture of a giant cosmic necklace. Aptly dubbed the Necklace Nebula (PN G054.2-03.4), the image shows a recently discovered planetary nebula - the glowing remains of an ordinary, Sun-like star. 

Martian channels 'caused by lava, not water'

The channels on Mars widely supposed to have been created by flowing water have a completely different origin, says a Texas Tech University professor.

Exoplanet is blacker than coal

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.

Pentagon loses hypersonic aircraft over Pacific Ocean

The Pentagon lost contact with the Falcon HTV-2 as it attempted to conduct a hypersonic test flight over the Pacific Ocean.

Mars exploration rover reaches Endeavour crater

NASA’s Mars exploration rover has arrived at the Red Planet’s Endeavour crater which measures some 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.

Sun blasts out its biggest flare in years

Yesterday morning, the sun unleashed a massive flare, its most powerful in nearly five years.

Mach-20 vehicle to launch today

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.

DNA components confirmed to come from space

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.

Belt of antimatter found circling Earth

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.

Juno is on its way to Jupiter

The solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off aboard an Atlas V rocket this morning and began its five-year journey to the planet Jupiter.

Jupiter mission to launch today

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.

NASA says water may be flowing on Mars

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.

Team looks for evidence of multiple universes

British scientists are looking for signs that we live in a multiverse - with multiple alternative universes existing in their own individual bubbles.

Earth once had a second moon

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.

Vista telescope finds 96 star clusters obscured by Milky Way dust

An international team of astronomers has discovered 96 star clusters hidden by dust in the Milky Way galaxy.

SpaceX wants to colonize planets

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes the human race should aspire to colonize the solar system, rather than just making do with inhabiting planet Earth.