The “European Extremely Large Telescope”, or E-ELT for short, will be – as its name obviously suggests – the world’s biggest space telescope. It will cost more than one billion dollars and the plans for its construction are moving forward.
NASA has been forced to put the Curiosity Mars rover into safe mode after encountering a corrupted file computer glitch.
For the first time in space history, the spin of a super massive black hole was accurately measured. The black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 1365 is more than 2 million miles wide, (that’s eight times the distance from Earth to Moon), and spins so fast, its surface travels at nearly the speed
Researchers have launched a smartphone into orbit in order to the test whether or not anyone can hear you scream in space.
Very soon the U.S. Military will be fitting some of their fighter jets with real laser weapons. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says that the new laser system will be fitted onto jet aircraft in 2014 as a defensive weapon capable of knocking out missiles and other projectiles while in flight.
Unveiling an insanely ambitious plan, Dennis Tito, Earth's first space tourist, announced a private expedition to Mars in 2018 under the aegis of a new group called the Inspirational Mars Foundation.
NASA has discovered the smallest planet in a planetary system with a star similar to our sun, paving the way for even more discoveries of sub-Mercury size planets.
A meteorite impact has occurred in Russia, causing hundreds of injuries, ranging from light to severe. The rock, which broke apart mid-air, scattered across the Chelyabinsk Oblast, before landing in a lake a kilometer outside of the city of Chebarkul.
NASA will broadcast live footage and commentary on the asteroid that will fly close to Earth tomorrow (Friday), documenting its passage by the planet.
Chinese scientists have built and tested a British inventor’s design of a new type of space propulsion drive. Once scoffed as an impossible device by his British counterparts, China says that it not only works but it will change the satellite industry in a positive way.
NASA will host its first live Google+ Hangout with the International Space Station soon, giving citizens a glimpse of life 240 miles above the Earth.
Scientists from around the world have determined the most accurate date for the extinction of dinosaurs, which supports the theory that they were wiped out by a comet or asteroid.
NASA has turned on the drill of the Curiosity rover on Martian soil for the first time, marking the latest stage in the exploration and analysis of the Red Planet.
Iran's claim that it successfully launched a monkey into space and retrieved it alive is under question as photos of the monkey before and after highlight significant differences.
The designers and architects behind the London City Hall, Wembley Stadium, and Millenium Bridge have come up with plans to make a building on the Moon using 3D printing.
The Herschel Space Telescope, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), has identified a star presumed to be too old to create new planets, but which appears to be doing just that.
NASA has announced the second International Space Apps Challenge, which tasks developers with coming up with mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualisation and platform solutions that contribute to space exploration or improve life on Earth.
Iran claims to have successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it to Earth alive, paving the way for the embattled country to send humans to space by 2020, a move that is likely to further increase tensions with other states.
NASA scientists have discovered the first clear evidence of energy transfer from the sun's magnetic field to the solar atmosphere or corona, a scientific theory that now has substantial backing.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to refurbish older satellites that are still in orbit. Satellites that cannot be upgraded would be harvested for recycling rather than letting them burn up in reentry.