NASA often interprets patterns in debris disks around new stars as a sign that the star system may have planets. A new study finds this might not always be the case.
Kepler has suffered a malfunction, but NASA says the spacecraft will still be able to complete its mission.
A new “interplanetary precision laser” is being developed which increases the range of lasers so they theoretically could reach Mars and beyond.
The sun, despite being in the peak of its 11 year cycle, is behaving rather timidly.
Cheaper than a rental car, and high above us in orbit, you can rent a nano-satellite with your spare cash.
Astronomers have, for the first time, managed to determine the exact hue of a distant exoplanet; a gas giant some 63 lightyears away.
We have crisp pictures of all eight planets, but for some reason, we just can’t get a good snapshot of Pluto. New Horizons, a NASA spacecraft on approach to Pluto, may change that and has now taken its first picture.
Science can’t explain what happens in a black hole; the laws of physics literally break down beyond their event horizons. Now, we may finally have an explanation.
About 10,000 light years away from Earth, one of the soon to be largest stars in the galaxy is forming. Astronomers have gotten an unprecedented look at the birth.
Last week, at Russia’s spaceport in Kazakhstan, a Proton-M rocket exploded in a massive fireball right after takeoff. The reason? Human stupidity.
NASAs Curiosity rover has just begun a long journey that will take it across the Martian landscape towards distant mountains.
Ten years ago today, NASA began a 90 day mission with its Opportunity rover, a mission which never ended. Beyond all expectations, the little rover is still going.
Astronomers in Australia have encountered several massive radio blasts coming from outside the galaxy; explosions of unknown origin.
Tomorrow, when Lone Signal starts beaming data into space, the first thing to go where no data has gone before will be an animated GIF.
NASA has discovered 26 black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way.
A computational geneticist has teamed up with an artist to give us an inkling into how humans might look in 100,000 years, suggesting bizarrely large heads and eyes will be the norm.
The telescope helped change the scientific world and has allowed hundreds of years worth of astronomers study the universe and work out its mysteries. As time has passed, our telescopes have gotten better, and as recently as last year, telescopes were pointed at the moon to actually look upon the Apollo 11 landing site, and
Japanese space agency JAXA plans to launch two different rockets of different payloads and mission objectives on the same month, August 2013.
NASA has deployed astronauts on an impromptu spacewalk to repair the ISS after discovering a leak two days ago. They are streaming the walk live on UStream.
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket has successfully been launched into orbit. This makes Orbital Sciences the second company to start resupplying the ISS, after SpaceX.