Japan successfully launched a brand new type of rocket on Saturday three weeks after a technical difficulty brought the spacecraft's launch to a screeching halt seconds before takeoff.
A new image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 1689 being called one of the best images ever captured of the distant cosmic mass.
After more than 30 years and 12 billion miles, NASA's Voyager 1 has officially left the solar system, the space agency reports.
The Saturnian moon Titan could offer rare insights into the evolution of Earth, according to a study presented at the 246th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
NASA is down to three finalists in the search for an asteroid to lasso, the agency announced Wednesday.
Scientists now have a better understanding of the central galactic bulge, the huge cloud of stars at the center of our galaxy, finding that the shape of the central bulge looks rather like a peanut.
A team of astronomers have begun mapping the location of the giant gas clouds where stars are born. Already, the group has covered a region of the sky about the size of four full moons, the results of which are published in Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.
International Space Station's Expedition 36 crew members Pavel Vinogradov, Chris Cassidy and Alexander Misurkin safely touched down in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. on Tuesday EDT after more than five months in orbit.
An asteroid scientists have had their eye on for some 30 years isn't an asteroid at all, according to new observations by a team from Northern Arizona University. Based on the study, presented at the European Planetary Space Conference in London this week, 3552 Don Quixote is a comet.
The water found in ancient Moon rocks could have originated from the proto-Earth, surviving the massive collision that resulted in the formation of the Moon. Such are the results of one study presented at the European Planetary Congress in London on Monday.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has nearly reached its first site of close-up study since it began its long journey to Mount Sharp two months ago.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has identified its first 10 supermassive black holes, marking the beginning of what scientists expect will be hundreds of discoveries, according to the space agency.
Another International Space Station crew is saying goodbye: Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov formally handed over control of the International Space Station on Monday in the traditional Change of Command Ceremony.
A new camera could enable future NASA rovers to function with more autonomy, cutting down on the wait time for new commands and increasing the possibility of missions to sites much farther out in the solar system.