Thought Ernie might be interested in this if he hadn't heard of it yet. http://youtu.be/dCxm_ukTYVo "Comet Bressi was first spotted by Spacewatch observer Terry Bressi from Kitt Peak on October 14, 2012. If any of the comets in thisRead Letter
Humanity's next home could be circling a strange type of star, known as a red dwarf, a new study suggests.
"We report independent results from two subgroups of the Mars Express Radio Science (MaRS) team who independently analyzed Mars Express (MEX) radio tracking data for the purpose of determining consistently the gravitational attraction of the moon Ph
Bigelow Aerospace has landed a contract with NASA to install an addition to the ISS for a (relatively) cheap $17.8 million
The Coronal Mass Ejection will shower earth with high speed solar particles in a few days.
A private space plane is slated to fly on its own for the first time in the next six to eight weeks, a key drop-test milestone in the vehicle's quest to fly astronauts on roundtrip space missions.
The European Space Agency wants to 3-D print a moon base.
One of the largest storms ever seen on Saturn may have been a victim of its own success, choking when it ate its own tail.
This fanciful image shows what could end up being an incredible conjunction on October 5, 2013, with the sun-grazing comet ISON in the night sky of Mars lining up quite close to the blue dot of our home planet.
The largest solar sail the solar system has ever seen weighs only 70 pounds.
"We have never had a fire in any production battery pack," CEO Elon Musk says.
Iranian state television said Monday that the nation had put a monkey into space “as a prelude to sending humans.” The successful flight involved a relatively small rocket that went straight up and down, according to the state-sponsored news report,
See how the phases of Earth's moon work, from the full moon to the new moon and everything in between in this SPACE.com infographic.
If the biggest 350,000 web sites on the internet were real places, this is what the map would look like
Exploiting the many resources of our solar system may enable humanity to venture beyond its confines for the first time, and blaze a trail to other stars.
A flying telescope saw "magnetic braids" at a resolution of 0.2 arcseconds - about the size of a dime seen from 10 miles away.
Curiosity may get all the kudos these days, but the wizened Opportunity rover continues to log miles on the Martian surface.
Mars One wants to land four astronauts on the Red Planet in 2023, and it's come up with a creative way to fund this ambitious undertaking.
Long a staple of science fiction, space mining could become a reality.
Before 1962, most of the planets in our solar system appeared as hardly more than blurry dots in some astronomer’s telescope.
The stunning image below was captured by Voyager 1 34 years ago, but Björn Jónsson has just strung together 14 pictures captured by the satellite, which is currently on its way out of the solar system and has entered a new region of space.
A new private company called Deep Space Industries announced today that it intends to send a fleet of small spacecraft to near-Earth asteroids with the aim of mining resources and turning them into products using space-based 3-D printers.
Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents.
The latest company to launch into the asteroid-mining business isn't worried about competition from its biggest rival, saying that the resources of deep space are vast enough to support a bustling new industry off Earth's surface.
Scientists think a nearby collision of neutron stars could explain the undocumented onslaught of high-energy radiation in the eighth century
Martian rocks from a crater hit by a meteorite may contain the strongest evidence yet that there is life on Mars.
Iran may launch ‘living creatures’ into orbit
The European Space Agency released photos taken last year that show an ancient, now-dry riverbed.
NASA has reportedly successfully sent the world famous Mona Lisa to the moon, part of a test aimed at developing the next generation of deep space technology.
Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper.