A tsunami observed on the Sun has been used to create the first accurate estimates of the star's magnetic field, according to a new study soon to be published in the journal Solar Physics.
Off in not-too-distant outer space, about 63 light-years away, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a true blue planet.
Before jetting off for a three month mission trip to the International Space Station, you might consider cutting your long locks. If not, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a crew member on Expedition 36, recently posted a YouTube video explaining how she washes her hair in space without the much needed help of gravity.
Though previously unobserved, scientists long assumed that, just like any other object moving through a medium, the solar system had a tail. Not until NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, however, were scientists able to perceive it and map its boundaries, which, it turns out, resembles something like a four-leaf clover.
Bacteria behave differently in space than on Earth, according to a new NASA-funded study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.
Astronomers are witnessing the birth of a massive star in the Milky Way, The European Space Agency said. The monster star is taking form in the cosmic womb with over 500 times the mass of the Sun. According to the astronomers, just one in every 10,000 stars in Milky Way reach this kind of mass, making its formation a rare event.
Despite the fact that no one has been to the moon in the past 40 years and the U.S. has no immediate plans to make a return visit anytime soon, two Democratic House members have proposed a bill to establish a national park on the moon.
NASA's 2020 Mars rover should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a 154-page report prepared by the Mars 2020 Science Definition Team appointed by NASA in January to outline objectives for the upcoming mission.
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station began what is planned to be more than a six hour spacewalk at 8:02 EDT on Tuesday in order to prepare the orbiting lab for a new Russian module as well as perform additional installations on the station's back bone.
SpaceX's reusable rocket prototype reached a new height of 1,066 feet (325 meters), or roughly the height of the Chrysler Building in New York City, before returning safely back to its launchpad in its latest trial run.
Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a presentation by researchers at the 44th meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division.
If aliens are out there, the United Kingdom is determined to find them, as seen in the recent launch of a network called the UK Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (UKSETI), which combines the efforts and know-how of academics from 11 institutions from across the country.
The universe was anxious to show off fireworks of its own this Independence Day in the form of Comet ISON as it continues to hurtle toward the Sun at 48,000 mph.
Mercury had more than a few wrinkles erased when its surface was flooded with lava some 500 million years after its formation, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.