This year again, NASA invites earthlings to participate in some cosmic fun by submitting their names for the OSIRIS-Rex mission, that is due to make its way to the asteroid Bennu in 2016 for a two year mission. If lucky, your name will hitch a ride to the asteroid.
A team of international astronomers using ESO's HARPS and other telescopes, has discovered three new exoplanets orbiting around a solar twin in a star cluster Messier 67, reveals a European Southern Observatory finding.
After an epic ten year journey through space, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft will reach comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014 where it will become the first space mission to orbit a comet, the first to attempt a landing on a comet's surface, and the first to follow a comet as it swings around the...
This new image of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to produce a spectacular, new mosaic image of the Southern pinwheel, a spiral galaxy that lies 15 million light-years away. The new picture reveals vibrant magentas and blues that show that the galaxy is ablaze with star formation.
The unmanned resupply spacecraft 'Cygnus', the first commercial supply mission by Orbital Sciences', has successfully docked with the International Space Station on Jan. 12, NASA announced.
Officials from 32 of the world's space-faring nations concluded a trio of summits on Friday to tackle expanding participation in the International Space Station and planning for eventual human expeditions to Mars.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spacecraft aiming to make the world's first commercial suborbital spaceflights later this year, conducted its third rocket-powered test flight on Friday.
Astronomers have discovered a new giant planet in a star system within the Pisces constellation. About twice the mass of Jupiter, the new planet could help researchers learn a bit more about how extrasolar planets are formed.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning new image of deep inside the Tarantula Nebula. The picture reveals hundreds of thousands of stars and protostars embedded inside the nebula and gives scientists a better view of the star factory.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular new image of a galaxy with two hearts. The picture shows the spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, set amidst the starry backdrop of space.
NASA has released breath taking images of celestial object that was captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) along with high energy X-rays, highlighting the telescope's capacity for identifying far and near cosmic objects.