When viewing conditions are favorable, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) can take unusual and striking images of the Earth.
A team of astrophysicists at the German Aerospace Center, together with European colleagues, has discovered the most extensive planetary system to date, with striking similarity to our own Solar system! Seven planets circle the star KOI-351 – more than in other known planetary systems.
NASA has been monitoring Antarctic and Arctic ice since 2009, an endeavor that has become more important than ever as the ice melts due to climate change. Yet scientists have long been intrigued by the bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets, which could impact how ice moves. Now, IceBridge is c...
After the potential comet of the century, Comet ISON, completed a perilous and violent journey through the solar system, the scientists are currently investigating whether icy visitor disintegrated during its tumultuous approach to the Sun and has reduced to dust.
India's first mission to Mars left Earth's orbit early on Sunday, clearing a critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet and overtaking the efforts in space of rival Asian giant China.
A pioneering interstellar space mission could continue to send data back to earth for 100 years, giving mankind crucial information about the conditions in deep space, thanks to a new, ultra-reliable power source.
China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space program.
Space junk is a growing problem in our Earth's orbit. Now, though, scientists have found a way to track this space junk using a youth radio station. This, in turn, could help spacecraft and satellites avoid this trash and multi-billion dollar collisions.
For years, scientists believed they knew quite a bit about neutron stars, the super dense stars that form when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself. Now, though, it turns out that they may have to rethink the way they thought the surface of a neutron star can heat itself up.
One question has plagued astronomers about the sungrazing Comet ISON: Did it survive its trip around the Sun, or did it disintegrate? If it survived perihelion on Nov. 28, we may be in for a spectacular light show over the next few days. But if it fizzled, we'll likely never see the comet again.
If there is one thing we know about comets, it is that their behaviour is really hard to predict and that they will always surprise us – and sometimes disappoint.