That faint blue light that you see up in space isn't a trick of the eye, but the "ghostly glow" of stars from dead galaxies come back to haunt us after being torn to pieces in a sort of cosmic grinder, as captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
For months, it has remained a mystery as to where NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft crash landed, and now evidence of an impact crater has revealed the answer, providing scientists with some closure.
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded immediately after falling from the air above NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Tuesday evening. Now reports are coming out on what exactly was lost in that "catastrophic failure."
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) exploded immediately after falling from the air above NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Tuesday evening, suffering from a "vehicle anomaly" that led to "catastrophic failure."
The Rosetta mission is currently making history as the first spacecraft to not only "catch a comet," slipping into the icy behemoth's gravitational field, but it will also be the first to land an analytic robot on its surface. Will such an accomplishment be remembered in the many, many generations to come? The European Space Agency (ESA) and short filmmaker Tomek Bagiński seems to think so.
Just last weekend, NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) noticed the largest sunspot seen in decades forming a blemish on our closest star, and now it has erupted in six substantial flares, according to recent reports.
Using a novel technique to create a high-resolution map, scientists can now view the adolescent Universe in 3-D, new research describes.
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.