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.
An international team of researchers has detected a mysterious burst of radio waves originating from billions of light years away, the source of which are not entirely clear.
Gemini Observatory's revolutionary new adaptive optics system heralds in a new age of astronomy, according to scientists.
The early galaxies of the universe were far different than today's - a fact scientists have been aware of for some time. What has not always been clear, however, is just how they differed. Now, through the help of the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have studied an early galaxy in unprecedented detail, according to a new study published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
NASA's Curiosity Rover recently captured an intriguing video as Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, rose in the night sky.
NASA turned the International Space Station (ISS) into a command center this month in a first-of-its-kind experiment in which both the technology and the skills needed to remotely operate robots on the Moon, Mars or an asteroid were deployed in a test drive led by NASA's Chris Cassidy.
The people have spoken. After a two-week voting period, the International Astronomical Union approved the names Kerberos and Styx as official replacement for P4 and P5 - monikers for Pluto's smallest moons.
Alcohol, it turns out, is quite plentiful in space, and chemists think they might finally know why.
Located a mere 70 light-years from Earth, astronomers have uncovered the identity of a planet roughly twice the diameter of our own planet and a little less than eight time its mass. Orbiting a star named HD 97658, the neighbor falls in a class of planets known as super-Earths.
The launch of an unmanned Russian rocket failed Tuesday morning after the space-bound projectile's main engine malfunctioned, causing the projectile to nearly upend itself before falling back to Earth and exploding in a huge fireball.
Planets with the ability to maintain liquid water at their surface may be much more common than previously believed, according to a new study published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Some of the sharpest images of the solar atmosphere ever captured reveal details of unknown "highways" and intriguing "sparkles" - features of the Sun that NASA astronomers plan to further analyze to better understand our stars complex state of existence.