Nascent asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI) announced, on the eve of 2012 DA14's close pass of Earth, that it will provide the capability to aid the deflection of potentially hazardous objects near Earth. The company is currently testing prototypes of its Arkyd-100 space telescop...
The asteroid 2012 DA14 is set to pass Earth Friday at a recording-breaking distance of roughly 17 miles – lower than most communication and television satellites.
Cosmic rays are produced by the aftermath of exploding stars, according to new research.
The full splendor of the billions of stars crammed together in the core region of our galaxy is illustrated by a small dark nebula contrasting in front of it, featured in this new image shot by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
California-based SETI Institute is organizing a contest to name two of Pluto’s five moons.
Scientists are helping search for evidence of alien life in rocks on Earth.
A highly distorted supernova remnant shown in the image below may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The image combines X-rays from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in blue and green, radio data from the NSF's Very Large Array in pink, and infrared data from Caltech's...
New European satellite imagery has confirmed that Arctic sea ice volume is shrinking rapidly.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, NASA has grown a space rose.
A recent study by NASA reveals that large parts of the dry Middle East region lost freshwater rapidly, almost the size of the Dead Sea, during the past decade. According to the researchers, nearly 60 percent of the loss is due to the growing demand of groundwater and the 2007 drought.
Russians have got that one completely wrong. According to NASA, we can all, it seems, let out a collective sight of relieve.
A variety of scientific results were achieved thanks to now 5 years of experiments aboard the European Columbus laboratory module attached to the International Space Station. By now, 110 ESA-led experiments involving some 500 scientists have been conducted since 2008, spanning fluid physics, materia...