NASA scientists have detected large releases of methane - a highly potent greenhouse gas - from the crumbling Arctic sea ice.
New images snapped by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) indicate the moon's crust is actually being stretched - forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.
NASA has confirmed an April 30 launch date for SpaceX's Dragon spaceship, the first private resupply mission to the International Space Station.
NASA's Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) is starting to research its next Mars mission and is looking for help from scientists and engineers worldwide.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of NGC 4980, a spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydra.
A Martian dust devil approximately 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was spotted whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars just a few weeks ago.
Astronomers have combined infrared and X-ray observations from two space telescopes - Herschel and XMM Newton - to create a unique look at violent events within the giant galaxy Centaurus A.
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a galaxy known as NGC 2683, which astronomers jokingly refer to as the "UFO Galaxy."
Complex organic compounds probably formed easily in the early solar system, say scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center.
Scientists have concluded that the Earth's early atmosphere was loaded with greenhouse gases - by examining fossilized raindrop impressions.
US scientists have come up with new evidence that the key ingredients for life were brought to our planet by comets, billions of years ago.
The Earth's wandering continents can't be fully explained by a layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground, NASA scientists say - something else must be contributing.
Scientists studying images of the giant asteroid Vesta are working to explain the existence of a number of bright spots.
X-ray and ultraviolet observations from NASA's Swift satellite have given new infoprmation about the origins of Type Ia supernovae.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found several quasars acting as gravitational lenses, making it easier to study the galaxies in which they're contained.
NASA has debuted a new atlas and catalog of the infrared sky, including more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.
Is this a picture of a Death Star-type UFO refueling on the surface of the sun? Well, no.
General Motors and NASA have teamed up to create a powered robotic glove for use in space - and on the auto factory floor.
An analysis of meteorite samples has revealed that there's more than one way of building amino acids in space, raising the odds of life elsewhere.
Angry Birds has turned out to be one of the most popular titles in the history of video games.