A 14-year-old student from New York State, Caroline Moore, has become the youngest ever person to discover a supernova.
Betelgeuse, the bright red supergiant star in the constellation Orion, is shrinking, according to University of California researchers.
It's not unusual to get a funny feeling in your stomach when you get married - but for one couple it's a virtual certainty. The pair are to become the first bride and groom to get married in zero gravity.
NASA today said that it plans to launch Endeavour on June 13. The space
shuttle will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to cover
five spacewalks and to complete construction of the Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency's Kibo lab.
IBM, Uppsala University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics are working on a new project to analyze massive volumes of information in real time to better understand 'space weather'.
Dutch researchers say astronauts need to add headaches to their list of occupational hazards.
Scientists are tracking Antarctic penguins through satellite images of their droppings.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, is to be called 'Curiosity', the winning suggestion in a nationwide contest that attracted some 9,000 entries.
NASA’s search for extrasolar, earth-like planets is one of the most
fascinating scientific projects of our time. 300 “alien worlds” have
been found so far, but it remains difficult to determine whether there
is water present on those planets in order to support life as we know
it. Scientists now have found a way to discover water using NASA’s over
a distance of tens of millions of miles.
SkyMapper, Australia’s first new optical research telescope for 25 years, was inaugurated yesterday to map the southern skies.
Opinion: On the 28th October, 1971, the United Kingdom launched its first - and only - satellite to be carried into orbit by a launch vehicle also designed and built in the UK. The Black Arrow launcher placed the Prospero satellite in low earth orbit some three months after the project had been cancelled by the government.
NASA is in the final stages to of getting a new mission off the ground to come up with much more detailed maps of the moon’s surface, to find safe landing sites for human explorers and discover potential resources.
Bad weather convinced NASA to delay the landing of the space shuttle for one day.
The Mars Rover Opportunity has 'reported back' after two years investigating Victoria Crater on Mars. The data shows more evidence of the planet's wet, windy and wild past.
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis is preparing to return to Earth
after successfully repairing and upgrading the Hubble telescope.
Astronauts have reportedly tested the shuttle's reaction control system
steering thrusters, which will be used to control Atlantis' altitude
and speed after Friday's deorbit burn.
Sir Richard Branson has told Google's Zeitgeist conference that Virgin Galactic spaceships will be ready for testing by the end of the year.
A former astronaut is to meet Barack Obama today, and is being tipped for the top job at NASA.
The SETI@home project, which has involved thousands of people around the world in a search for evidence of intelligent extra-terrestrial life marks its 10th anniversary this week.
A warped bolt frustrated astronauts Mike Massimino and Mike Good yesterday, forcing the spacewalkers to cancel the installation of a new protective thermal insulation panel on the Hubble telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope now has a new Wide Field Camera, following yesterday's seven-hour spacewalk by astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel.