A new fleet of 28 small satellites, called Flock 1, may help provide a perspective of Earth to people like never before.
The United States plans to launch a pair of satellites to keep tabs on spacecraft from other countries orbiting 22,300 miles above the planet, as well as to track space debris, the head of Air Force Space Command said.
The surface of the earth-like planet Venus features structures that may have been formed by mechanisms that are also found inside the Earth, as simulations conducted by ETH-Zurich professor Taras Gerya reveal.
A U.S. Global Positioning System satellite was launched into orbit on Thursday, buttressing a 31-member navigation network in constant use by the military, civilian agencies and commercial customers worldwide.
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has spotted giant explosions, called hot flow anomalies, occurring near Venus. Researchers found that these explosions are occurring multiple times a day and can be bigger than the planet itself.
Astronomers are getting closer to finding a rocky, water-rich planet like earth after proving new technology that can spot minute changes to starlight.
After a five-week visit to the International Space Station, the Cygnus spacecraft has been released today by NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins and it will burn as it rips through the Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow.
About 25% of Americans don't know that the Earth rotates the sun. A poll from the National Science Foundation was the bearer of the bad news.
A CubeSat, or cube-shaped satellite, is a mini-satellite that is sent into orbit and used for space research. Now, Planet Labs, Inc., a company in San Francisco, plans to launch 24 CubeSats into space.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers discover one of the youngest galaxies in the universe, which has been labeled Abell2744_Y1. It is believed to have formed 650 million years after the Big Bang.
While the origin of life remains mysterious, scientists are finding more and more evidence that material created in space and delivered to Earth by comet and meteor impacts could have given a boost to the start of life.
By using the ANU SkyMapper telescope at the Sliding Spring Observatory in Australia, a team of astronomers was able to discover the oldest known star in the Universe, which is believed to have formed nearly 13.7 billion years ago.