Space shuttle Atlantis' new residence is not a retirement home, officials argue, but rather just the most convenient place to carry out its final mission of informing the public the story of both it and its peers.
Planetary Resources, a company aimed at developing the technology to mine asteroids, announced a new goal to its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that, should the campaign reach $1.7 million, would allow individuals everywhere to help spot potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs).
Gas giant planets rarely venture far away from their parent stars, scientists recently discovered - a realization that could have significant impacts on theories of planetary formation.
It's possible to be too cautious when it comes to preventing interplanetary contamination, argue two researchers in a report published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Voyager 1 is now 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the Sun some 36 years after it launch, placing it closer than ever before in becoming the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.
Planet Labs has raised more than $13 million in funding in order to launch a fleet of imaging satellites designed to map the changes on Earth and in its ecosystems through images that will be made publically available.
Spiral galaxies may be much larger and more massive than previously believed, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder reported in a new study conducted using the Hubble Space Telescope.
IRIS, NASA's newest satellite, was declared ready for flight Wednesday in preparation for takeoff the following day from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif.
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.