The howling, hurricane-force winds of Venus are blowing even faster lately, and scientists aren't sure why.
A draft authorization bill from the House Science space subcommittee would cap NASA spending at about $16.87 billion for the next two years, prohibit a proposed asteroid retrieval mission, overhaul the agency’s........
The circumstances surrounding the death of the first man in space Yuri Gagarin, who was killed in a 1968 jet crash, have long been clouded in theories and rumors.
Europe's next mission to Mars has passed a key milestone to enter its final construction phase in pursuit of a planned 2016 launch toward the Red Planet.
Gluttonous black holes in the center of some galaxies could be precursors to the brightest objects in the known universe.
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago this Sunday (June 16) launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6 mission, set a world record by becoming the first woman in space.
A big asteroid that flew past Earth last month belongs to a new category of space rock, scientists say.
A huge solar sail designed to demonstrate the viability and value of propellant-free propulsion is slated to blast into space in November 2014, mission officials say.
A huge balloon lifted off from northern Sweden early Wednesday morning (June 12), carrying a telescope high into Earth's atmosphere to study the sun's magnetic field.
Since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to launch its astronauts to space. But the United States plans to have its own homemade spacecraft again soon.
A group of scientists, businessmen and entrepreneurs are tired of waiting around for E.T. to get in touch.
A Chinese rocket roared into space Tuesday (June 11) carrying a crew of three on their way to the nation's space module orbiting Earth.
Back in December of 2011, Stratolaunch Systems announced that it was designing a new air launch system for both manned and unmanned spacecraft.
The “Chinese Quantum Science Satellite” will launch in 2016 and aim to make China the first space-faring nation with quantum communication capability
Even when you're millions of miles from home, you can't escape certain facts of life.
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has made what may be its greatest discovery: Proof freshwater once existed on the Red Planet.
Though Comet Lovejoy disintegrated on December 17, 2011, just two days after its incredible journey, scientists are hoping to capture a similar event in 2013, when Comet Ison makes its way towards the Sun.
Stargazers will get an interesting chance to see a celestial configuration between the moon and two bright planets on Monday (June 10) evening.
Dust. It’s insignificant to us, or at most, a nuisance. Dust is that little bit of nothing in our daily lives.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is poised to break the distance record for off-planet driving, but any celebration of this exploration milestone will have to wait until scientists figure out exactly what the record is.
Stratolaunch Inc., the Huntsville, Ala., company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seeking to develop a low-cost satellite launching system, has given Orbital Sciences Corp. a contract to build the world's largest air-launched space rocket.
China's Shenzhou 10 piloted mission has entered the final preparation phase, closing in on a mid-June liftoff, according to that country's space officials.
The sun's atmosphere – the corona – is too hot for spacecraft to explore. Luckily, there's a family of comets that isn't afraid to plunge in, allowing us to probe this mysterious region.
The European Space Agency launched its penultimate mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday (June 5), expending great energy to lift a record amount of mass aboard a spacecraft ....
Mission status report PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer.
If humanity is serious about traveling to other star star systems in the foreseeable future, it needs to get the ball rolling now, say experts who have organized an upcoming conference on the subject.
The exoplanet's predicted mass is only four to five times that of Jupiter.
A newly discovered gaseous planet has been directly photographed orbiting a star about 300 light-years from Earth.
Science fiction may well become reality with the development of a real life Iron Man suit that would allow astronauts or extreme thrill seekers to space dive from up to 62 miles (100 km) above the Earth‘s surface at the very edge of space, and safely
The question of how people can live and work together well on a mission to Mars may turn out to be one of the biggest challenges of deep-space exploration.