A 400-million Euro ($524,400,000) Earth observation mission was given a green light by the European Space Agency (ESA) Tuesday, signaling for the first time an attempt to measure global forest biomass from space.
With the help of NASA’s Sptizer Space Telescope, researchers are beginning to dissect an exotic class of planets known as hot Jupiters or roasters, due to their tight orbits around their stars.
Mt. Sharp, the 3.5-mile high Martian landmass and destination of the Curiosity rover, may have been formed by winds carrying dust and sand across the Red Planet, according to new research from Princeton University and California Institute of Technology. If correct, the research would upend the long-standing belief that Mt. Sharp was formed from layers of lakebed silt and is the remnant of an evaporated body of water.
Neil Armstrong’s EKG taken the moment he first set foot on the Moon is available to the highest bidder by the New Hampshire-based auction house RR Auction starting May 16
Astronomers are scanning the heavens for flashes of light that may signal the formation of a black hole, empowered by a new theory that indicates a dying star will generate a distinct flash of light that will allow man to witness the birth of a new black hole for the first time.
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.