China saw the completion of its longest manned space mission on June 26 as the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and three crew members touched down at 8:07 a.m. EDT in Mongolia.
Come July 19, one of the most heralded Cassini space craft events of the year will take place, according to researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, when the planet and its famous rings will be backlit by the Sun.
NASA astronomers identified what they say is the 10,000th near-Earth object seen flying through space.
Researchers have located a new system with at least six planets, of which a record-breaking half fall into the category of super-Earths - planets more massive than Earth but less massive than planets like Uranus or Neptune - in the zone around the star where liquid water could exist, making them likely candidates for life.
Two astronauts on board of the International Space Station started a daring spacewalk to clear space for a Russian space module to be installed later this year.
In an exciting revelation, scientists say they now understand the nature of the giant storms found on Saturn.
International Space Station engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin began a scheduled 6-hour spacewalk at 9:32 a.m. EDT on Monday when they opened the hatch to the orbiting lab's Pirs docking compartment.
NASA officials at Wallops Island Flight Facility decided to postpones the launch of two sounding rockets on June 24 due to high cirrus clouds.
NASA launched a rocket carrying students' experiments from its Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia at 5:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday.
Down in New Orleans, NASA scientists are facing an unusual problem: what do you use when a hammer and nail just aren't big enough to construct the world's largest rocket?
The Sun emitted an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection as the planet's northern hemisphere entered its summer solstice.
Even as "sequestration" means hits to NASA programs, private citizens are taking matters into their own hands through a number of means, including Elon Musk's SpaceX or Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
The summer solstice arrived this week, marking the longest day of the year, and while for many this may mean no more than an entertaining doodle on Google, for others it marks a day of pilgrimage.
A new look at the plasma eruption and subsequent splashdown that took place on the surface of the Sun during the summer of 2011 reveals how the event, caught in dramatic detail by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, may provide insights into the evolution of stars.
Whether it's new evidence of ancient water sources or a much thicker atmosphere way back when, the Red Planet seems to be claiming most of the headlines these days. However, an announcement Thursday from NASA shows that the space agency hasn't completely forgotten about the runt of the family - Mercury.