What does glitter have to do with finding stars and planets outside our solar system? Space telescopes may one day make use of glitter-like materials to help take images of new worlds, according to researchers ...
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in the April ...
When people conjure an image of a robot in their mind, they may imagine something out of a steampunk story—complex gears, rotors and clockworks. All metal, no muscle—but that's all about to change.
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers.
As NASA's MESSENGER mission draws to a close, an on-board science instrument that mapped the surface of Mercury is helping the navigation team with the spacecraft's low-altitude passes.
SpaceX will have to wait another day to deliver groceries and an espresso maker to the International Space Station.
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.
Apollo 13, NASA's third crewed mission to the moon, launched on April 11, 1970. Two days later, on April 13, while the mission was en route to the moon, a fault in the electrical system of one of the Service ...
SpaceX faces stormy skies for the second day in a row as it tries to launch a shipment of space station groceries.
After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month.
Until recently the idea of launching a satellite into space was an expensive business and the preserve of governments, international space organisations and multi-million dollar companies.
Four months from today, on 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will reach perihelion – a moment that defines its closest point to the Sun along its orbit.
The launch of Solar Orbiter, an ESA mission to explore the Sun in unprecedented detail, is now planned to take place in October 2018. The launch was previously targeted for July 2017.
A new ground-based telescope promises unprecedented information about distant galaxies, nearby asteroids and even the mysterious dark energy that is accelerating the expansion of our universe.