According to Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, establishing a permanent presence beyond Earth is the first step humans will take towards the “divergence into a new species”. Plans to visit and even colonise Mars are no longer the subject of science fiction novels.
Messier 82, the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst.
Using a European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescope, astronomers, for the first time ever, have managed to study the internal structure of a small peanut shaped asteroid.
Since being launched in 1977, NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 probes have been on an epic journey to the very edge of our solar system. Now, Domenico Vicinanza has harnessed the power of grid computing to create an uptempo piece of classical music from the data collected by the probes.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully cultivated vegetables in space. They were grown in the space station’s greenhouse “Lada," which is a vegetation chamber created to provide a "space garden" for astronauts during their long flights.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is gearing up to meet the toughest challenge of trekking over a metre high dune that lies across Dingo Gap.
A latest observation made by NASA's space telescope Kepler is the presence of an unusual planet that spins wildly on its own axis, resulting in quick and unpredictable change in seasons.
NASA has announced that there will be five significant cosmic events occurring in outer space this week that include stars and planets, which should keep sky-watchers entertained from February 3rd until February 8th.
A camera that was allegedly used by the eighth man who walked on the moon in 1971 is up for sale at an auction in Austria, according to the sales' organizers.
Last month marked the tenth anniversary of NASA’s Opportunity over on Mars. While Opportunity has been operating efficiently and making discoveries for over ten years, the Curiosity rover is experiencing significant wheel damage in its second year.
President Obama and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden conducted a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday to honor the men and women who were lost in space tragedies. The NASA memorial day acknowledged and celebrated the lives of victims lost in the three spaceflight disaster...