Fresco explores the cosmos from your Android smartphone

If you're a fan of astronomy or simply enjoy looking up at the nighttime sky, you probably are already familiar with a number of space-related apps for smartphones, such as Google's Sky Map.

Messenger delivers first Mercury photo

NASA's released the first picture of the surface of Mercury taken by its Messenger spacecraft early yesterday morning.

Students to photograph Discovery flyby at 100,000 feet

A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.