Flying saucers aren't just for movies about aliens. NASA recently successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a test vehicle meant to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions in the shape of a saucer.
A potentially habitable new Earth-like planet located 16-light years away was discovered by team of international researchers.
Space junk is a growing problem. Debris from decommissioned satellites and other pieces of material orbit our planet in an ever-widening ring. Now, though, the European Space Agency has a new plan to deal with capturing tumbling satellites: harpooning them.
New NASA satellite images have shown that there's been a huge reduction of air pollution across the country over the past decade.
While space may seem empty, it's not. Instead, it flows with electric activity that may be able to impact space missions. Now, NASA wants to learn a bit more about the electrical environment of space as they begin plans to send humans to a nearby asteroid.
Scientists have found that the sun's atmosphere, called the corona, is even larger than thought and extends about five million miles above the sun's surface.
Astronomers have uncovered a new clue when it comes to understanding mysterious dark matter. They've used ESA and NASA high-energy observatories in order to learn a bit more about the elusive ingredient of our universe.
Astronomers have discovered new clues when it comes to the hunt for dark matter. They've created supercomputer simulations that show the evolution of our "local universe" from the Big Bang to the present day.
A team of international scientists have discovered a distant galaxy that consists of three closely orbiting supermassive black holes that is more than four billion light years away.
Astronomers have accomplished a startling feat by using the AKARI orbiting observatory. They've created the first large-scale maps of ice material where stars are forming, challenging the conventional ideas about how water forms in space.
NASA Mars rover Curiosity is still trekking across the Red Planet, traversing the Gale crater. After an entire Martian year on the planet, though, the rover is now shedding more light on the ancient glaciers that once covered the crater.