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.
Tension filled the room on Wednesday when NASA’s Charles Bolden sat down with the House Committe on Science, Space and Technology to address the agency’s request for $17.7 billion for fiscal year 2014.
Space debris needs to be cleared from the Earth's orbit, concluded an international conference on space debris. Experts also agreed that space missions need to be more sustainable, which includes the safe disposal of spacecraft parts.
New images taken by the e-MERLIN radio telescope operated from the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England, reveal massive regions of unexpectedly hot gas in the star Betelgeuse’s outer atmosphere along with a cooler arc of gas that alone weighs as much as the Earth.
A meteorite crashed through the roof of a Connecticut home on Wednesday, according to the local news channel WFSB.
White dwarfs - dead stars - may actually have planets around them that can support life, according to prof. Dan Maoz of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has offered astronomers their clearest view yet of Comet ISON, which is a recently-discovered sun grazer comet that may light up the sky later this year, or come so close to the Sun that it disintegrates.
Astronomers have discovered a galaxy that's turning space gas into stars with nearly 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that has never been observed at such extremes.
Now that Mars One has started accepting applications, one-minute videos from would-be space colonists are pouring in from around the world for the chance to be selected to me among the first humans sent on a bold one-way mission to Mars.