Iran's successfully given a live monkey a round trip into space, the country's Al-Alam television channel reports.
This past week, NASA resurrected the stalwart F-1 engine that powered the Saturn V rocket, test firing its gas generator at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Globular clusters are approximate spherical collections of old stars, with around 150 of them scattered around our Milky Way galaxy.
An international team of researchers studying data beamed back by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have observed seasonal changes on far-northern sand dunes on the Red Planet caused by warming of a winter blanket of frozen carbon dioxide.
NASA has signed up to join the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope due to launch in 2020 and designed to investigate dark matter and dark energy.
Astronomers are baffled by the discovery of a pulsar - a tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city - that emits different types of radiation at different times.
In some dramatic images, astronomers have for the first time observed magnetic braids of super-hot matter on the surface of the sun, the first clear evidence of energy transfer from its magnetic field to the solar atmosphere or corona.
In space, dense clouds of cosmic gas and dust are the birthplaces of new stars. In visible light, this dust is often dark and obscuring, concealing the stars behind it.
DARPA has released a video detailing some of the progress it's made with its Phoenix project for repurposing existing satellites.
Astronomers have made the most precise measurement ever of how the universe has cooled down during its 13.77 billion year history - putting the Big Bang theory to the test.
A few years ago, if a company had stepped up and said it planned to send unmanned spacecraft to explore the possibility of mining asteroids in near earth orbit, quite a number of us probably would have politely chuckled.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory has identified multiple arcs around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth.
University of Leicester planetary scientists believe they've found the first clear evidence that auroras occur outside our solar system.
Astronomers believe they've worked out the source of a mysterious burst of gamma rays that irradiated the Earth in the 8th century.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) has captured a new view of a 20,000-year old supernova remnant - offering additional clues to the history of the giant cloud which bears a distinct resemblance to the Florida Manatee.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has found evidence that McLaughlin Crater once contained a lake fed by flowing groundwater.
The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth in a long and slow dance around our galaxy.
NASA scientists have successfully beamed an iconic image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft from Earth.
A rather busy patch of space was recently snapped by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Scattered with many nearby stars, the field boasts numerous galaxies in the background.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has captured a detailed image of the upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars.