Astronomers have spotted an X-ray binary star system that scientists believe could help unlock several of the Universe’s mysteries.
Mars rover Opportunity is finally headed to a new location after 20 months spent on “Cape York” where it completed its time there with the exciting discovery of a rock “intensely” affected by water, according to NASA.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record for the farthest total distance for any driving on a world other than Earth by a U.S.-developed vehicle on Thursday after traveling 80 meters to finish the day with an odometer that read 35.76 kilometers.
A U.S. Air Force GPS satellite built by Boeing was successfully launched Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Launch Vehicle.
Researchers using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have identified 248 new impact sites on Mars in the past decade - far less than predicted by previous estimates of 200 impacts per year.
Uranus and Neptune are both home to extreme winds blowing at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour – or, as in the case of Neptune, 1,500 miles per hour - and hurricane-like storms as large around as Earth. However, since the discovery of these strong atmospheric winds in the 1980s, just how deep their reach is has remained a mystery. That is, until now.
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope suffered a failure in one of the reaction wheels that keep it orbiting, the space agency said Wednesday.
A dramatic new image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO)-operated Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) in Chile reveals stunning cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion.
After not producing any X-class eruptions all year, the Sun has roared to life this week, producing its fourth X-class solar flare of the week on Tuesday.
The Sun unleashed its third major solar flare in 24 hours Monday night. The X-class flare was the strongest flare of the year, surpassing two other X-class flares that occurred earlier in the 24 hour period.
Discovering alien worlds just got easier thanks to a team at Tel Aviv Univeristy and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CFA) who discovered a planet using Einstein’s theory of relativity.
With his prolific tweets, informative videos, spectacular photos and now with a music video covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Chris Hadfield may be the most famous spaceman since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history with their moonwalk.
The largest solar flare recorded this year erupted from the Sun's northeastern limb on Sunday, as our star enters the peak of its 11-year weather cycle.
Mother Nature is celebrating Mother's Day in full fashion this year with a clear view of Jupiter this Sunday.