Scientists using the Rosetta comet orbiter have spent the last several months sniffing the scent of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet, and the results aren't pretty. In fact, they're rather smelly, giving off an odor of rotten eggs and horse stable, according to reports released Thursday.
The third phase of China's lunar exploration program successfully lifted off on Thursday, marking the beginning of the country's first partly-privatized mission into the Moon's orbit.
Just last weekend, NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) caught sight of a gigantic dark blemish marring the surface of the Sun. This blemish, called a "sun spot," is the largest seen in this current solar cycle, covering a surface area that could swallow 10 Earth's whole.
The boosters are the pride and flair of any rocket. Without these powerful and fiery plumes, a rocket is nothing more than a tall hunk of metal, fuel, and wasted engineering. However, once their job is finished, boosters become a massive burden that an ascending rocket needs to quickly shed.
An earthquake can be a pretty awe-inspiring natural event - a testament to the sheer power and size of shifting landmass. But what about seismic activity on a star? NASA's Fermi satellite recently spotted evidence of seismic waves rippling throughout a high-energy neutron star, resulting in an intense "storm" of high-energy blasts.
Using a telescope high in Chile's Atacama desert, a group of scientists operating under the POLARBEAR project have made the most accurate measurement yet of cosmic microwave polarization, offering clues about the origins of the Universe, new research describes.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (SST) has recently unveiled new images of an uniquely shaped galaxy that looks a lot like a spoked wheel. What makes this galaxy particularly unique is the fact that it is quite old, and yet is characterized by a ring of freshly born stars.
Big black holes spew out "radio frequency feedback" that, traveling at near-light speed, can block new stars from forming in aging galaxies, according to a new study.
It seems we finally have proof that anything guys can do, girls can do better. One NASA guinea pig who spent four months in a simulation that attempted to replicate life on the Red Planet says women are better suited for a mission to Mars.
If you are a very early riser, or just planning on pulling an all-nighter, you could be lucky enough to catch a few meteors streaking across the sky just before the Sun comes up tomorrow morning.
A solar eclipse is happening later this week, and North Americans will have the best seats in the house for this stunning show.
NASA's three state-of-the-art Mars orbiters successfully dodged a comet and its dangerous debris just yesterday, after months of preparation for this rare fly-by event.
With a new detailed image of our closest star, NASA is revealing some the Sun's secrets with surprising information about its atmosphere.
Saturn has a good number of exciting moons circling it. Titan by far its most famous, boasting a mysterious sea of methane, and Enceladus is characterized by its baffling geysers of water vapor and ice particles. However, we may now be adding Mimas to that list of intriguing moons. A new study has revealed that the dull-looking moon is literally shaking with a mystery of its own.
Soil moisture is apparently NASA's secret weapon in a fight to better understand water availability and prevalence around the globe. That's why the space agency is prepping to launch its latest planet-monitoring spacecraft, designed specifically to measure this elusive factor.