A prominent scientist who decoded the human genome has hypothesized that recruiting genetically enhanced astronauts could help boost NASA's manned spaceflight program into warp speed.
International Space Station commander Doug Wheelock has become the first person to check in from space on Foursquare.
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A German UFO buff is suggesting that NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens.
It seems to be a day for carelessness. First Apple loses another iPhone prototype, and now Jupiter's lost a belt.
It's so, so annoying when stuff gets mislaid, so it must be a great relief to astronomers to be able to say they've probably found the nearby universe's missing matter.
Dutch astronomers believe they have found a super-massive black hole that's recoiling out of its galaxy at high speed.
ESA's Herschel telescope has snapped an embryonic star likely to turn into one of the biggest and brightest in our galaxy within the next few hundred thousand years.
A new space technology project will deliver near-real-time video, sensors and assessment results worldwide in the wake of natural disasters.
Using a CSIRO radio telescope, astronomers have caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself. They hope the discovery could help establish how massive stars form.
Avatar director James Cameron has persuaded NASA to let him help design a high-resolution 3D camera for the next Mars Rover.
A rock commonly found on Mars could, against expectations, preserve fossils, raising hopes that evidence of life on Mars may one day be found.
A multi-million-dollar space balloon crashed on takeoff this morning in Australia, hitting a car.
For the first time, water and organic molecules have been detected on an asteroid. The discovery lends plausibility to the theory that both life on earth and water arrived through asteroid strikes.
Common bacteria found on spacecraft may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars long enough to inadvertently contaminate Mars with terrestrial life.
The US military has apparently lost contact with an experimental hypersonic vehicle over the Pacific Ocean.
They say strangers are just friends you haven't met yet - but it's not a view Stephen Hawking shares. In a new documentary series for the Discovery channel, he suggests that we should be avoiding making contact with aliens at all costs.
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 20th birthday today with the release of another photo that could come straight from the cover of a 1970s prog rock album.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is preparing to launch a top-secret robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The new Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) could be as important to science as the Hubble Space Telescope, says NASA, as it releases its first close-up pictures of the sun.