ISS astronauts took standard safety precautions for a run-in with orbital space junk, but NASA says debris is at a safe distance, however
The space discoveries are piling up this week. Next up: Astronomers working with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered buckyballs in space for the very first time, putting an end to a decades-long search for the largest molecules now known t
Using a combination of instruments on ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered the most massive stars to date, one weighing at birth more than 300 times the mass of the sun, or twice as much as the currently accepted limit of 150 solar
Some astronomers believe a hidden mini star nicknamed Nemesis is orbiting the sun, but a new analysis of life extinction cycles on Earth suggests this dark companion may not exist.
What may be the best-preserved small impact crater ever seen on Earth has been discovered in the remote Egyptian desert. The crater, called Kamil, is positively pristine when compared to most holes in the Earth gouged by impacting meteorites.
By calculating where photosynthesis might be possible around the galaxy, scientists are developing a new way to figure out where Earth-like planets might be located. When seeking to figure out where life might evolve, researchers have often focuse
A private spaceship built to launch space tourists on suborbital joyrides could by flying on its own by this fall, SPACE.com has learned.
A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered -- hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said Wednesday after working out its weight for the first time. Those be
VIDEO - The Private Space Race is soooooo ON! - Bill Whittle tells us how NASA recently relegated from space exploration to Muslim outreach. Don't fret. The private sector is filling the void left in space by the Obama adminstration.
First they gave us a high-res tour of Mars -- now Microsoft has made the largest and clearest night-sky map ever. It's a terapixel image: 1,000 000,000,000 pixels.
As conflicting visions for NASA's future continue to generate gridlock in Washington D.C., the Russians are investing $800 million in a new spaceport in the country's far eastern region. The spaceport, which will relieve the traffic at the Soviet-bui
Bill Whittle tells us how NASA provided inspiration for himself and America, even though it is a government run program, recently relegated from space exploration to Muslim outreach. Don't fret. The private sector is filling the void left in space
The likely termination of the Constellation moon project points to the constraints on the once ambitious space program that accomplished so much in half a century.
Anticipation mounted yesterday as word spread that SpaceShipTwo, attached to its mother ship Eve, departed the Mojave Air and Space Port. Many, including us, were anxious to hear whether the first glide flight of the spacecraft also known as VSS En
Solar panels right around the lunar equator? Space hotels? Well, I was a little sceptical about these dreamy futuristic plans when I read about them on a hooey pseudoscience site. So I went to the source, Shimizu Corporation of Japan. I was even m
Two private spacesuit designers unveiled their first steps toward serious attire for future space travelers Friday night in front of a young, hip crowd of artists and tech geeks in Manhattan.
Science fiction author James P. Hogan passed away suddenly Tuesday morning at home. The cause isn't determined, but it was probably a heart attack. He was 69 years old.
The results from the Messenger spacecraft’s third and final flyby of Mercury are finally in and cover ground never before mapped. But they leave scientists wanting more.
Mercury is wracked by intense magnetic disturbances more extreme than any on Earth, new research suggests. The small, rocky planet also experienced volcanic activity for much longer than once thought, according to several new studies based on obse
Senate Committee Unanimously Authorizes One More Shuttle Flight
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is beaming back images of caverns hundreds of feet deep -- beckoning scientists to follow.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), NASA's youngest moon probe, has beamed home a treasure trove of data since its mission began in June 2009. Here, we take at 10 of LRO's most intriguing lunar discoveries so far.
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Next time you're marveling at the fact that Spirit and Opportunity have been roving Mars for over six years now, ponder this: the two Voyager spacecraft have been hurtling through our solar system for nearly 33 years.
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner is a step closer to attempting the feat after a series of recent high-altitude test jumps. He plans to make his ambitious jump attempt later this year. Starting in the stratosphere at 120,000 feet above the ground
An unmanned probe riding a solar sail through space has felt its first accelerating push from sunlight in a successful test of its novel propulsion system, Japan's space agency has announced.
Four years ago today Bigelow Aerospace launched the first private space station, named Genesis, into an orbit 130 miles higher than the International Space Station. The mainstream media having no directive from government ignored it.
The next Mars rover, Curiosity, has been outfitted with a new cutting-edge mobility system that's enough to make off-road enthusiasts drool with envy.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is poised for a flyby of asteroid 21 Lutetia, the largest asteroid to ever be visited by a spacecraft. On Saturday, July 10, Rosetta will skim past Lutetia at a speed of about 33,000 miles per hour, coming
Here's a list of the top 10 things that have impacted the lunar surface.