NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a distant galaxy which
contains a number of stellar nurseries.
The predominance of 'lefthandedness' amongst amino acids in meteorites isn't, after all, an indication of biological activity, say scientists.
Almost all of Greenland's surface ice cover has melted at some point this summer - twice as much as usual. It's the largest melt ever seen in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
A Russian attempt to redock the ISS Progress 47 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has failed, thanks to a a problem with the new Kurs-NA rendezvous system.
NASA's successfully tested a revolutionary inflatable heat shield, taking it safely through Earth's atmosphere at up to 7,600 mph.
NASA astronomers have released the highest-resolution images ever taken of the Sun's corona, its million-degree outer atmosphere, at an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what may be the nearest world to our solar system that's smaller than Earth.
Well, there's no need to rewrite physics, and it's got nothing to do with aliens. The unexpected slowing of NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft - the so-called Pioneer Anomaly - has been explained.
The Russian rocket carrying space travelers from three different countries - including the US - has successfully landed at the International Space Station.
NASA and Microsoft have coded an Xbox Live game that allows players to land a virtual copy of the space agency’s Mars Curiosity rover on the red planet.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently completed a critical design review of its versatile (crewed) Dragon spacecraft.
NASA has released a panoramic image depicting the ruddy terrain around the outcrop where the space agency's Opportunity rover spent its most recent Martian winter.
When I was little, once a summer my family would travel to the big science museum in Boston, Mass.
Space portals allowing travelers to navigate vast distances between the stars have long been a theme in popular science fictions stories such as Stargate.
NASA showcased its space-bound Orion capsule during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this morning.
Relatively few galaxies are endowed with the sweeping, luminous spiral arms or brightly glowing center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
An international team of astronomers have positively identified significant changes in the atmosphere of a planet located beyond our solar system.
Charles Messier, the famous 18th century French astronomer, may have cataloged over 100 galaxies and clusters, even though he was primarily interested in comets.
Launched by NASA in 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has been operating for 34 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Almost a quarter of a crater near the moon's south pole is covered with ice, scientists using NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft have found.