A new Kickstarter project is looking to build a prototype electric pulsed plasma jet thruster, and the engineers behind the project say this could be used for reliable, high performance, low cost interplanetary space transportation.
Scientists have discovered one of the smallest supermassive black holes in the universe, nestled inside a spiral galaxy that would typically be deemed to be unable to support such an interstellar phenomenon.
A new study is suggesting that Saturn's myriad of medium sized moons might have been created when it's largest moon, Titan, was formed during violent collisions in the ringed planet's orbit.
The giant impact believed to have formed the Earth-Moon system has long been accepted as canon. However, a major challenge to the theory has been that the Earth and Moon have identical oxygen isotope compositions, even though earlier impact models indicated they should differ substantially.
The successful jump of skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Sunday could change how spacesuits for astronauts are designed.
A new planet has been found orbiting our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. It is a discovery that pushed the used technology to the limit and though likely not supporting life, it gives hope that other planets may be nearby.
A large solar flare has burst forth from the sun, showcasing the awesome scale in the universe.
The planet, located about 5000 light years from Earth, has been dubbed PH1 in honour of Planet Hunters, a program led by Yale University in the United States, which enlists volunteers to look for signs of new planets.
Scientists from the university of Michigan have concluded that a likely source of the water deposits found in lunar soil comes from the Sun's solar winds.
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner has made a record-breaking leap from the edge of space, landing safely in the New Mexico desert after freefalling from more than 39 kilometres above the Earth.
The rocky planet, called '55 Cancri e', orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours.
The Mars Curiosity Rover just found something suspicious in the Martian soil, which may be a part of itself that fell off.
SpaceX has launched its second Dragon supply capsule towards the International Space Station, once again proving the growing importance of private business in space exploration.
Researchers based at the University of California, Los Angeles say the discovery, reported in the journal Science, will help them test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and his predictions of how black holes warp space and time.
Planetary Resources, a small startup hoping to mine near earth asteroids, has recently announced that they're looking for interns for next year to help develop new technologies for space exploration and mineral extraction.
NASA is planning to put humans back into its space missions, with a preliminary report detailing how it will use astronauts to aid the robotic exploration of Mars, and eventually lead to landing a man or woman on the red planet.
SPACE – The James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, is NASA's next big thing, and the planned replacement for the famous Hubble Space Telescope. Big, expensive, and ambitious, the telesope is exactly all that, but why does NASA need it?
New research suggests a massive asteroid impact two and a half million years ago would have created a mega-tsunami and plunged the world into a severe ice age.
The United States National Reconnaissance Office has launched a classified satellite into space as part of the country's national defence efforts.
NASA is funding research for a method that will let a spacecraft construct itself using built-in 3D printers, allowing potentially massive ships with a greater degree of complexity than has currently been possible.