The launch of Vega, Europe's lightweight rocket, has been postponed, said the European Space Agency. The rocket was set to be launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
But Tim Kennelly, a junior majoring in physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa, has made a significant observation about a process occurring Saturns's magnetosphere that is linked to the planet's seasons and changes with them. The find provides the breakthrough astronomers needed to accurately determine how time passes on Saturn and could also change our understanding of the magnetosphere on Earth.
Far more exoplanets (planets located outside of the Solar System) may have the ingredients for life than scientists currently give credit.
Science meets poetry in NASA’s latest call to the public to submit their name and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft headed to study Mars's upper atmosphere.
Michael Puzio is the first kid he knows to have named part of the solar system. The North Carolina third-grader bested more than 8,000 other entries in an international contest to name the asteroid that NASA has its eye on for its much-publicized asteroid capture mission. Puzio's name for the space rock - "Bennu" - is a great change from the asteroid's technical name, (101955) 1999 RQ36.
March 29, 2012 came and went and perhaps many can't remember what happened on that day. That's not the case for one NASA project scientists who helped prevent a space telescope from narrowly missing an 1.5 ton Russian defunct spy satellite by a mere 700 feet.
For years scientists have been trying to discover Saturn’s secret to looking so young. However, scientists from the University of Exeter and Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon believe they have discovered the planet's secrete - it can't help itself.
Two hot new NASA videos show the evolution of galaxies, solar eruptions and the intense heat produced by both.
NASA is pointing its finger at Congress after signing an updated contract with The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) that will add $424 million to what it has already agreed to pay the Russian agency in order to keep U.S. astronauts aboard the International Space Station, according to a NASA statement published Tuesday.
While the media’s attention has been focused on the new Mars rover Curiosity, the older Opportunity has been quietly plugging away since January 2004 - that is, until now.
Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle SpaceShipTwo on Monday, marking the company’s entrance into the final phase of testing prior to commercial service into space.
The Cassini space probe in orbit around Saturn has captured its first close images of a massive storm on the planet's north pole. The probe has measured clouds the size of Texas and brutal 300 mph winds, with the energy at the eye of the storm being four times hurricane force on Earth.
While China’s government may not be focused on the developing cross-national race to Mars, the phenomenon seems to have caught the attention of its people with nearly 600 Chinese submitting their application to Mars One within the first week.
Stargazers this Saturday and Sunday night will be rewarded with the best view of Saturn to occur all year.
A Russian Progress 51 robotic spacecraft carrying 3.1 tons of vital supplies successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, after a bumpy ride this week after one of the two antennas used for the Kurs automated docking system failed to deploy.