A very rare and mysterious meteor shower, called the Gamma Delphinids, is expected to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The last time this meteor shower was seen was in the 1930's.
China announced plans Monday to launch a manned spacecraft Tuesday evening Beijing Time, according to the Xinhua, the official press agency of the nation’s government.
Justin Bieber has paid his $250,000 to reserve a seat aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a private spacecraft scheduled for launch by 2015.
Discovered a day before its closest approach to Earth, Asteroid 2013 LR6 came within roughly 65,000 miles of the planet as it flew over the Southern Ocean of Tasmania, Australia at 12:42 a.m. EDT on June 8.
As it approaches 10 years since its launch, NASA’s Opportunity rover is on the move again, trekking to a new study area still many weeks away.
Comet Lovejoy made a wall of fame all of its own after successfully sailing through the Sun’s hot atmosphere in 2011, coming within 87,000 miles of its surface and emerging intact. Now, some two years later, astronomers reveal in a study published in the journal Science how, in watching the hurtling ice ball as it grazed the Sun, they were able to discover new insights about the solar magnetic field.
An international team of researchers has uncovered what they believe is the missing plot point in the story of how planets are born.
Albert Einstein, European Space Agency’s (ESA) fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, launched into orbit June 6 with the expectation that it will dock with the International Space Station in just over a week.
While the Orion Nebula may be a favorite among skygazer, it’s far from the most prolific – an award that appears to belong to the Cat’s Paw Nebula, also known as the NGC 6334, which appears to be experiencing a baby boom.
Despite their alluring pull on planets, especially those in a class called hot Jupiters, a new study by NASA scientists suggests that stars are not in the habit of consuming them.
Deep in the galaxy’s country side, far from the hustle and bustle of the crowded core, stars are in full bloom, according to recent images taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
Tuesday NASA chief Charles Bolden addressed the "dangers of space weather" at a conference of scientists and space industry experts gathered for the Space Weather Enterprise Forum, highlighting what he said are dangers to Earth on par with those presented by hurricanes and tornadoes.
The Sun was a feisty as a toddler, growing in spurts while burping out bursts of X-rays, according to a new study.
NASA’s newest satellite is designed to provide the most detailed look yet at the Sun’s lower atmosphere from which most of its ultraviolet emission is generated.