Researchers at the Centre of Astrobiology have positively identified microorganisms living inside salt deposits in the acidic and ferrous environment of the Tinto River in Huelva, Spain.
Making the jump to lightspeed in the Millennium Falcon wouldn't look anything like the way it's depicted in the Star Wars movies, say University of Leicester students.
NASA scientists are now certain that the asteroid Apophis won't, as feared, hit the Earth during a flyby in 2036.
NASA is conducting its first round of tests to develop robots capable of repairing and refueling satellites in space.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have managed to probe the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.
An international team of astronomers has found the largest known structure in the universe - a group of quasars four billion light years across.
Astronomers have established that the spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 - first discovered decades ago - is the largest-known spiral galaxy.
Scientists with NASA's Kepler mission say they believe they've found the most Earthlike exoplanet yet.
NASA scientists are currently researching ways of safely sending astronauts to Mars using advanced nuclear rockets.
Mingus - or more formally, SN SCP-0401 - is a Type Ia supernova with a redshift of 1.71, dating back 10 billion years. It's exceptional for its detailed spectrum and precision color measurement, unprecedented in a supernova so distant, says the team.
The massive asteroid Apophis shot past Earth last night, on a trajectory that will bring it even closer during its next flyby in 2029.
The vast disk of debris encircling Fomalhaut B hosts a rogue planet which may unleash a cataclysm in 2032.
Astronomers have identified a new part of our Milky Way galaxy; a structure they are calling the 'bone'.
Astronomers believe they've found a large asteroid belt around Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently spotted the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside spiral galaxy IC342.
Another crucial instrument on the Curiosity Mars rover has had its first test: the Dust Removal Tool, used to sweep dust from the rover's target rocks.
The data's in from the simulated Mars mission in which six trained astronauts were shut up for a year and a half. And it seems that long-term missions of this kind do indeed lead to problems for the crew.
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered four new planets that are less than twice the size of Earth and which orbit in their star's habitable zone.
The Universe often fools our eyes, offering the false impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth.
New data from NASA's Dawn mission bears out the theory that the dark color of the protoplanet Vesta is caused by the impact of carbon-rich asteroids.