Although Congress is hoping for an immediate trip to Mars, they probably won’t get it. But NASA is doing all they can to prepare for the upcoming deep-space trips by first testing the new LDSD spacecraft, which is expected to land heavy loads on Mars.
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station finally received the 5,000 pounds of cargo they needed after the launch was delayed a month by SpaceX and NASA. Two astronauts conducted a spacewalk to repair a dead computer today.
When you think of threats to cities and towns, your mind might automatically go to the problem of crime or even climate change. Yet there may be another threat that we haven't considered: asteroid impacts.
NASA recently announced they would be conducting a mission to visit a nearby asteroid to collect samples from its surface by 2018. Some politicians in Congress want NASA to bypass this mission and go directly to Mars or visit the moon.
Black holes possess immense forces working within and around them. These structures in particular are some of the most important shapers and movers of the universe. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at black holes and galaxies' central bulges, revealing exactly how black holes shape the unive...
Researchers have observed a phase transition different from the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot "soup" of subatomic particles to atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.
What first appeared to be a type of upside-down planet may have just given scientists the clues they need to develop a new method for studying binary star systems.
Astronomers may have just solved the mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby star systems. Scientists have managed to create the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one of the first stars discovered to have planets.
On the eve of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA initiated a global event inviting people to engage in the worldwide celebration by taking a global selfie.
Most of us are familiar with the Big Bang theory, a cataclysmic explosion responsible for the expansion of the universe. However, for many Americans, they're just not so sure it even happened. In fact, a recent study shows that half of study respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at ...
It was a happy Easter for all of those aboard the International Space Station, as the Dragon spacecraft finally delivered the much-needed, month-overdue cargo, including private Easter care packages from the astronauts’ families.