There’s a movement in the scientific community to create managed preserves on other planets and moons, to keep them pristine for future generations.
Since it landed in August, NASA’s awesome rover has traversed about half a kilometer from its landing site.
Images captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter clearly show Curiosity's path across the Martian frontier.
NASA's decision to buy an inflatable new room for the International Space Station may push the module's builder —commercial spaceflight company Bigelow Aerospace — one step closer to establishing its own private stations in orbit.
A new study of one of the universe's fundamental constants casts doubt on a popular theory of dark energy, scientists say.
Nobody has ever tried anything like this on Mars before.
NASA will pay $17.8 million to Bigelow Aerospace of North Las Vegas to build an inflatable module, test it and prep it for flight. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is to be launched around the summer of 2015.
Even small changes in solar activity can impact Earth's climate in significant and surprisingly complex ways, researchers say. The sun is a constant star when compared with many others in the galaxy.
The next addition to the International Space Station will likely be an inflatable module from Bigelow Aerospace. NASA announced today they have awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow to provide a new module for the ISS. “The Bigelow Expandable A
About 65 Martian rocks have been recovered on Earth, mostly in Antarctica or the Sahara. The oldest dates back 4.5 billion years to a time when Mars was warmer and wetter. About half a dozen Martian meteorites are 1.3 billion years old and the rest a
Mars One, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023.
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace have reached an agreement that could pave the way for attaching a Bigelow-built inflatable space habitat to the International Space Station, a NASA spokesman said.
When the global VP of AXE, Tomas Marcenaro, said that the personal hygiene line was rolling out "the most epic prize on earth," he wasn't messing around. Unilever's AXE, also known as Lynx, is sending 22 people to space.
If you've always dreamed of going to Mars, 2013 may be the year to get the ball rolling.
The announcement this week that astronomers have found a potential alien world that could be the most Earth-like exoplanet yet is raising a big question: How will scientists confirm the existence of a true alien Earth?
By closely mapping the mass of an enormous galactic collision, astronomers may have uncovered a type of force that only affects dark matter
The space agency wants new tenants or owners for its now-obsolete shuttle equipment.
Are humans doomed to remain marooned on a world orbiting a third-generation star while all the universe tantalizingly beckons just out of grasp?
A new study seems to suggest that depressing scenario. While it's true much of the human race woul
The new moon travel startup Golden Spike has chosen its first contractor to design private lunar lander vehicles: veteran aerospace firm Northrop Grumman.
Boyle reached out to NASA spokesman Guy Webster. Interestingly, Webster shot down the plastic theory, saying in response, "That appears to be part of the rock, not debris from the spacecraft."
For those who still believe that a frontier is as necessary to the security of a free state as the right of the people to keep and bear arms (and I happen to be one of hem), simply look up.
Rather than sending humans into deep space, why not bring the asteroids to us?
Mankind has always expected the heavens to be busy, and 2013 will be no different. We no longer imagine gods and goddesses above us — instead, we shoot our own rockets, people, and probes to populate space.
Japan's space agency is readying a new asteroid probe for launch
ation sprouted roots that behaved like they would on Earth—growing away from the seed to seek nutrients and water in exactly the same pattern observed with gravity. (Related: "Beyond Gravity.")
The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe.
A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse.
It has been a remarkable and exciting year for commercial spaceflight companies.
It might make the astronaut wearing it look like a real-life Buzz Lightyear, but a new prototype spacesuit that NASA just finished testing represents the first major overhaul in spacesuit technology since 1998.
The SpaceX Grasshopper flew more than 130 feet (40 meters) into the air before landing successfully after 29 seconds of flight.