NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launched into space late Friday night, but not without its hiccups, the space agency reported.
Final preparations are currently underway for the launch of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
Virgin Galactic's reusable space vehicle SpaceShipTwo (SS2) completed its second supersonic flight on Thursday, achieving the highest altitude and greatest speed to date.
The closest look yet at a handful of misfits known as brown dwarfs reveals the space bodies represent something of a cosmic identity crisis, hovering between a star and a planet.
New data show that the particles streaming into the solar system from interstellar space seem to have changed direction over the last 40 years.
NASA instruments recorded a meteor brighter than the Moon as it flew by the satellite last week; it was one of the brightest observed by NASA in the past five years.
NASA has narrowed the potential landing sites for its next mission the Martian surface down to four locations, the agency announced Wednesday. The semi-finalists were selected from a total of 22 candidates and all lie near each other on an equatorial plain in Mars's Elysium Planitia.
Researchers have recently launched the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a five-year mission dedicated to determining why the expansion of the universe is speeding up as well as gain a better understanding of dark energy, which is believed to be behind this acceleration.
After using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer into the central bulge of the Milky Way, astronomers observed a bizarre phenomenon - a particular group of planetary nebulae are all mysteriously pointed in the same direction.
A super-massive storm which has been raging across Saturn since 2010 is so powerful it is churning up water in the form of ice from the depths of the ringed planet, according to the latest research on the cosmic weather even
A comet or asteroid that landed at Quebec, Canada, might have led to the drastic climate change about 12,900 years ago, according to a new study.
Researchers at Michigan Technological University have developed a prototype of a microscopic thruster that could one day be used to power miniature rockets.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope caught another stellar image, this time of a cloud of gas and dust that resembles a caterpillar crawling through the starry sky some 4,500 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.
For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a Trojan asteroid sharing an orbit with Uranus.