When the comet ISON enters the Sun's atmosphere this November the outcome is uncertain. Perhaps the million degree temperatures of the corona will be the end of the speeding ball of ice and dust, or perhaps ISON will destroy the Icarus myth and emerge intact after flying so close the Sun. Either way, astronomers are interested.
The hordes of modern day jewelers cashing in on trendy (and pricey) jewelry made from meteorites are thousands of years late to the game. As it turns out, some ancient Egyptian beads were crafted from the space rocks as well.
Turns out, Michael Bay may have been right when it comes to the best way to destroy an asteroid that poses a threat to humanity, according to Bong Wie, director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center at Iowa State University.
A telescope designed to send images of the Earth and space taken from the Moon over the Internet was unveiled on May 25 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada.
A new crew of astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on May 28 after launching from Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. ET.
Nearly 20 vials of Moon dust collected by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were discovered earlier this month in the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley campus where they have sat for nearly half a century, forgotten.
In the search for Earth-like planets, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Caltech have proposed a method to identify unique chemical signatures from various surface materials by studying exoplanets via infrared.
By measuring the absorption of very high-energy gamma rays by supermassive black holes located in the centers of galaxies, called blazars, researchers have been able to measure the evolution of the EBL of the last 5 billion years indirectly, according to a new study.
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace, a private firm based in Las Vegas, are teaming up to research potential public-private collaborations in space exploration.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revealed via new images that the famous Ring Nebula is "not as simple" as scientists previously believed.
NASA chief Charles Bolden checked in on the agency’s progress in its mission to lasso an asteroid on Thursday, approximately a month after the President Barack Obama announced in its 2014 budget a full $105 million to get the mission, which may eventually cost more than $2.6 billion, started.
For the first time, scientists have created a topographical map of Saturn’s largest moon Titan, giving researchers a crucial tool in learning more about one of the most Earth-like bodies in the solar system.
Magnetars, the ultra-dense remains of dead stars with extremely strong magnetic fields, are not as uncommon as astronomers once believed after a campaign from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other satellites revealed an elderly magnetar which indicates the objects may be more diverse and more common that once thought.
The European Southern Observatory’s appropriately named Very Large Telescope (VLT) will celebrate 15 years come May 25 of operation – 15 years well spent, according to scientists who have employed it in their studies of the infinite expanse of space.