After a 10-year journey that began in March 2004, the European Space Agency's Rosetta comet orbiter has its sights set on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The orbiter's payload, including the Alice ultraviolet (UV) spectrograph ...
Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth.
(Phys.org) —For planet hunters, this has been a bountiful year. A team lead of astronomers at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center have used data from NASA's Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets. ...
Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar-like landscapes.
The price of space junk inched closer to the moon on Friday after a hand controller from the Apollo 15 mission sold at auction for $610,063—an apparent new record.
Students in Philadelphia are attempting to virtually colonize the moon now that their beloved space program has been saved from the budget ax.
The International Space Station is down one power channel because of an electrical malfunction. But NASA says everyone and everything is safe up there.
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
(Phys.org) —Chemical Engineering doctoral student Anne Caraccio is currently living in isolation on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. She is participating in one of three University of Hawaii led missions that ...
(Phys.org) —Saturn's moon Pan, named for the Greek god of shepherds, rules over quite a different domain: the Encke gap in Saturn's rings.