A new book celebrates the past and future of human exploration of the cosmos.
Earlier this month, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope studied exoplanet HD 189733b and determined that it was a deep blue color, thanks to silicates in its atmosphere that can create storms akin to raining glass.
Astronomers have long supposed that planets can form around brown dwarfs just as they do around ordinary stars. Now they’ve found the first example
Six hours after a Saturday afternoon launch (4:45 p.m. EDT) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), carrying three tons of supplies for the orbiting lab and the E
Very recently, the BBC reported that, in conjunction with Imperial College of the University of London, a concept mission to land astronauts on the planet Mars, using known technology, had been developed.
Here at NaturalNews, we normally report on Earthly events, but right now some rather grand events are taking place in our solar system that you may want to know about.
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This is one discovery that will likely excite and disappoint physicists in equal measure. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) scientists have confirmed the detection of an ultra-rare subatomic decay for the first time, a decay that is predicted by the Standa
John Spencer, president of the Space Tourism Society, has been working since the 1990s on Destiny, his vision for living the high life very high above the surface of the Earth.
NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.
Boeing has thrown open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, offering a first look inside the capsule it is building in a bid to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
Work on the heat shield for NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle — America's next-generation spacecraft that could transport astronauts on missions to Mars — is on track toward an ambitious test launch in 2014. -
Need a little perspective in your life? Take a look at these images of Earth as seen from 900 million miles away. In these new images released by NASA, our planet is dwarfed by Saturn's breathtaking rings, and shows up as just a pale blue dot
Popularizing real science isn't easy, which is why Carl Sagan continues to be lauded for his work on the show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which, along with publications like Omni, helped to make science cool for the mainstream back in the 1980s.
The mission was announced at the NASA Lunar Science Institute conference.
The Aeolis Riviera is the strongest evidence thus far of a large amount of water on Mars.
With all the attention being given to Virgin Galactic's impressive list of future celebritynauts (Ashton! Branson! Beiber!), its spaceship's impressive capabilities for microgravity research have been largely overlooked
NASA's MAVEN mission's Neutral Gas Ion Mass Spectrometer will look at how matter interacts with the solar wind in the Martian atmosphere. This data could reveal why the formally wet Red Planet has become the barren world we see today.
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has notched a mileage milestone, reaching 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) of total driving distance as it heads toward a huge and mysterious Red Planet mountain. - See more at: http://www.space.com/22006-mars-rover-curiosity-drivi
The new science fiction movie "Europa Report" is billed by some admirers as one of the most accurate depictions of human spaceflight ever put on film, and that realism is no accident.
We can land men on the Moon, land rovers on Mars, and send probes off to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. Unfortunately, everything is very expensive, and we generally can’t land multiple robots on distant celestial bodies, much less a singl
The truncated spacewalk was the second in 8 days.
Billionaire-backed asteroid-mining enterprise Planetary Resources raises $1.5 million through a Kickstarter crowfunding campaign for its satellite telescope.
There's been plenty of talk about the Voyager 1's travels lately. Astronomers have been picking up these measurements over the past year. PopularScience.com posted about an increase in cosmic rays last June and this past March.
A revolutionary aircraft could fly passengers to Australia in four-and-a-half hours, or into the stratosphere in 15 minutes, after a £250m plan by a British inventor received the backing of the chancellor, George Osborne.
China's space probe Chang'e-2 has flew to an outer space about 50 million km from the Earth, marking a new height in the nation's deep space exploration, Chinese scientists said on Sunday.
The Hubble Space Telescope‘s keen eye has revealed a previously undetected moon orbiting Neptune. The July 1, 2013 discovery , 24 years after Voyager 2 swung by the icy-blue giant, expands the known retinue of circling moons to 14.
Scientists are conducting experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how coffee behaves in microgravity.
Some members of Congress want to put a national park on the moon.