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.
The Hubble space telescope has for the first time snapped the flickering aurorae that light up both of Saturn's poles.
The Milky Way@Home project - which ropes in home computer users to help map the galaxy - says its combined computing power has now overtaken the second-most-powerful supercomputer in the world.
It's looking more and more likely that Saturn's moon Enceladus has a large body of sub-surface water, increasing hopes that it may harbour life.
It's nearly spring, the traditional time for DIY, and the thoughts of many are turning to a nice little extension.
Space is the final frontier. We haven't lived up to the promise of the 1950s and 60s, the heyday of the space race but we still carry with us dreams of the stars. Mike Honig, an avowed space exploration enthusiast, gives his take on the Administration's recent cost cutting impact on our integalactic future.