Astronomers have mapped the Milky Way galaxy's place among the ring of surrounding local galaxies known as "The Council of Giants."
NASA wants you to participate in the Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest series. The space agency is offering a total of $35,000 over the next six months for "Asteroid Hunters" who could develop algorithms for identifying asteroids.
Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) returned to Earth Monday, NASA announced. Their Soyuz spacecraft landed in the snowy steppes of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at about 11:24 p.m. EDT.
For years, astronomers have suggested that a so-called "Planet X" exists in our solar system beyond the orbit of Pluto, but after an exhaustive search that involved hundreds of millions of celestial objects astronomers have found no evidence of of this theoretical planet. However, a wealth of previously undocumented stars were found in the search.
Few pulses of bright light a day could help increase antioxidant production in space plants, a new study has found. Researchers say that the nutrient-rich plants could protect astronauts from eye damage during long space flights.
A puzzling build-up of carbon monoxide around the nearby star Beta Pictoris revealed to astronomers a stellar phenomenon: the splattered remains of comets colliding together around the star. The researchers believe they are observing this cosmic comet destruction in real-time at a rate of one comet per five minutes, and that it may be caused by an unknown planet in orbit around the star.
Australia researchers want to use lasers to track space debris and prevent Gravity- like situation.
An asteroid or a comet hit Mars nearly 5 million years ago. The impact was so great that several rocks were hurled into space. Few of these rocks travelled millions of miles to land on Earth. A new study shows that 34-mile-wide Mojave crater on the Red Planet is the source of these Martian meteorites.
The idea of a spacecraft en route to a distant world docking at an orbital fueling station to refuel is an old idea long kept from becoming a reality because of the huge price tag and long-term investment required to complete such a project. But now, a team of scientists say they've come up with a way to make an outer space fueling depot an object of science fact rather than science fiction.
For the first time, astronomers have witnessed an asteroid break up into several smaller pieces while it zoomed through space.
Giant black hole located some six billion light years from Earth is spinning at roughly half the speed of light. The study could help astronomers understand the evolution of evolution of black holes.
Astronomers have used what amounts to basic digital camera technology to obtain images of distant exoplanets in visible light, an important step necessary in the quest to capture images of Earth-like planets around stars.
A new image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 being ripped into several pieces.
Astronomers suggest that all of the universe's red dwarf stars have at least one planet in orbit around them, and one-quarter of those planets are within the star's habitable zone, where liquid water and life as we know it could exist.