The building blocks of DNA have been arriving here from meteorites in greater quantity than previously thought, lending weight to the idea that the seeds of life on Earth originated in space.
First NASA launched its final shuttle mission earlier this month, and now Russia is debating how to do away with the International Space Station (ISS) as it nears the end of its life cycle.
If you thought little Android helpers only came in the form of green robots, think again.
Now that the final NASA space shuttle mission has ended, the agency is tasked with the daunting responsibility of laying off approximately 3,200 contractors.
NASA is feeling the pressure as Congress demands a finalized design for a heavy-lift rocket that will be used to launch future manned space missions.
Watch out gas station attendants, NASA is now experimenting with a Robotic Refueling Mission experiment that will provide refueling and minor repairs to spacecraft already in orbit.
In light of last week's final NASA space shuttle launch, Beijing is stepping up to the plate with aspirations of exploring the Moon, Venus and Mars.
Hydrogen peroxide has been found for the first time in space, and astronomers are excited - not because it indicates that aliens are bottle blondes, but because it gives clues to how water may be formed.
Sure, it’s easy to misplace your stapler, but what about a tiny piece of transparent tape covered in moon dust brought back with the Apollo 11 astronauts!?
Refueling your spaceship at the local robot gas station may not just be a piece of science fiction movies anymore.
A startup company known as Moon Express Inc. has deployed a new app developed by CrowdOptic to give researchers and fanboys an augmented reality experience of shuttle launches.
This week, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 21! Shots? Well, not for this special birthday.
The Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have just created the world’s coolest telescope, strong enough to see all those aliens on other planets.
Could artificial intelligence help rockets launch themselves? With greater automation, rockets would be capable of self-checking for problems, self-diagnosing, and hopefully, fixing minor pre or post launch issues.
Scientists have been studying how spaceflight makes bacteria more virulent, in work that could have implications for the health of the Earthbound as well as astronauts.
An experimental robotic space plane was launched into space today atop the Atlas V rocket as part of a classified Air Force mission that could last up to nine months.
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization say they have identified a giant underground cave on the moon, which could be the perfect location for a future lunar base station.
Recently, NASA identified a world known as KOI 326.01. The planet is a tad smaller than Earth, with an average temperature lower than water’s boiling point. Still, in some ways KOI 326.01 is somewhat analogous to Earth, at least in size.
A British team is planning to blast an Android phone into space, to see how well it stands up to the ordeal and whether it could be used to control a satellite.
The asymmetry of biological molecules may have come from space, say French scientists.