It may sound like science fiction but an Australian team is working on a project to zap orbital debris with lasers from Earth to reduce the growing amount of space junk that threatens to knock out satellites with a "cascade of collisions".
The hypothetical ninth planet argument might be finally put to rest after NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) scanned the outer reaches of the solar system and returned no information about another planet’s existence.
Four new mysterious atmospheric man made gases have been discovered by international scientists, all of which are destroying the protective ozone layer, according to a new finding.
MIT scientists identify a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against solar storms.
Through the use of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, astronomers have discovered clumps of carbon monoxide gas near the star Beta Pictoris in a young, nearby solar system.
Nearly 10 proposals have been selected for the study of identical twin astronauts. This major leap has launched human space life science research into a new era, said NASA in new report.
NASA confirmed that the astronomers failed to find evidence of 'Planet X' during the examination of the WISE data that scanned hundreds of millions of objects across the sky.
A team of astronomers got lucky and witnessed for the first time an asteroid breakup into smaller fragments in the vast space. The entire disintegration process was seen using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A tiny asteroid approaching the Earth nearly six times closer than the moon, passed by safely without any collision, making it the third asteroid in a span of two days.
A new instrument at the Paranal Observatory in Chile produces detailed, colour-spectrum images of celestial objects.
Sicilian amateur scientists have launched a model cannolo, a cream-stuffed pastry roll symbolic of the Italian island, into the stratosphere, capturing bizarre images of the dessert flying far above the earth.