A rover has been making its way across the surface of Mars for nine years, steadily recording data during its lone trek. Now, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has broken a record. It's travelled the farthest of any extraterrestrial vehicle.
A major upgrade of the GPS satellite navigation system is underway, with aging GPS satellites being replaced with the latest generation, having more powerful capabilities. The U.S. Air Force launched the fourth of the new version GPS IIF satellite this week, which offers improved navigational accura...
The first scientific results using the new Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7) in South Africa, the pathfinder radio telescope for the $3 billion global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, have been published by an international team of astronomers this week.
There are some scary things out there in space, and an asteroid the size of nine cruise ships is one of them. NASA officials have announced that the massive asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail past Earth on May 31.
Mars is making less of an impact--at least as far as its craters are concerned. Scientists have discovered that space rocks are smashing into the Red Planet far less frequently than once thought.
Uranus and Neptune are home to some of the most extreme winds that can be found in our solar system. Now, researchers have set an upper limit for the thickness of jet streams on the planets; they've learned a little bit more about the surface weather on these two worlds.
Far from Earth, a massive black hole resides in the center of a galaxy known as 4C+29.30. There, it spews two speeding jets of particles into space. Now, astronomers have captured this black hole and its jets in a spectacular image.
The Eutelsat 3D* telecommunications satellite was successfully launched by ILS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using a Proton launch vehicle. Thales Alenia Space is the program prime contractor on behalf of Eutelsat Communications, one of the world's leading providers of fixed satellite ...
Could we really farm on Mars? NASA is looking into the possibility of growing plants on the Red Planet in order to create a self-sustaining Mars colony.
The past 48 hours has been busy for our sun. The closest star to Earth has hurled a total of four major X-class solar flares into the depths of space as activity amps up for the end of the 2013 solar cycle peak.
A fiery ribbon streaks across space in the form of cosmic clouds within the constellation of Orion. Now, the ESO-operated Atacama Pathfinder Experiment has captured a stunning image of this spectacle.
The sun has been busy the past few days. It has now hurled three X-class solar flares into the depths of space, and it's likely that this activity will only increase as it approaches the peak of its 11-year solar cycle in 2013.