Astronomers at NASA have spotted the most distant supernova yet; in fact, the event took place so far away that as scientists watched it, they were watching an event that took place 10 billion years ago. Nicknamed SN Wilson, the phenomenon was specifically classified Type 1a supernova and may offer scientists a sense of how the universe has expanded ever since the Big Bang.
NASA's new motto goes something like this: Without funding, anything is possible. Or maybe just the classic: Recycle, recycle, recycle. Either way, the agency is looking at turning the upper-stage propellant tank of the mega-rocket Space Launch System (SLS) into a permanently manned outpost in space.
There might be about 100 billion Earth-like planets in the Universe, according to researchers from The University of Auckland. The study team has proposed a new method of finding planets that are like earth.
The supersonic parachute that helped NASA's rover Curiosity land safely on Mars eight months has become the focal point of some recently released images from NASA.
For the first time scientists have located young stars with similar masses to our Sun located outside of the Milky Way. The location? The Small Magellanic Cloud.
A team of scientists say they have detected and measured an excess of positrons in the cosmic ray flux, marking what is likely the first observation of dark matter.
Space scientists from the University of California have used a computer model to determine that our galaxy may contain anywhere from 70 to 2,000 black holes existing along its outer edges.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have identified perchlorate in a sand patch within the Gale Crater. Perchlorates are a known energy source for some types of Earth-dwelling microbes.
Thanks to a little help from some friends, a NASA announcement highlighting the agency's space exploration efforts will be shown before the next "Star Trek" move in some theaters across the U.S. in May.
As scientists watched as a black hole 47 million miles away consume a object, they were watching a preview of an event coming to our own neighborhood when the black hole at the center of the Universe is scheduled to consume a passing gas cloud later this year.
After years of debate, scientists believe they may have discovered how spiral galaxies grew their arms.
Last month NASA researchers flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with cameras and sensors into the sulfuric plume and over the summit crater of Turrialba Volcano
NASA's Curiosity rover has basically stayed in one spot for more than two months, traveled less than a 10th of the way to its primary goal and has used nearly a third of the mission's allotted two year timeframe, which is putting pressure on the mission team back on Earth to get the rover rolling.
Thirty-five green rocks found in Morocco last year may actually be the first known meteorite samples from Mercury the wold has ever seen.