Seoul, Toyko pledge to work with US to combat cyber crime
South Korea and Japan on Saturday vowed to work closely with the US to combat cyber crime, after Seoul blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures.
Why is space black?
Imagine you're in space. Just the floating part, not the peeing into a vacuum hose or eating that funky "ice cream" from foil bags part. If you looked at the Sun, it would be bright and your retinas would ...
Image: Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico
From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset and posted it to social media on Dec. 14, 2014.
India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
Fermi brings deeper focus to thunderstorm gamma-rays
Each day, thunderstorms around the world produce about a thousand quick bursts of gamma rays, some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. By merging records of events seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray ...
Surprising theorists, stars within middle-aged clusters are of similar age
A close look at the night sky reveals that stars don't like to be alone; instead, they congregate in clusters, in some cases containing as many as several million stars. Until recently, the oldest of these ...
Two astronauts will expand envelope with one-year spaceflight
The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
Voyager 1 revealing regularity of interstellar shock waves
(Phys.org)—The "tsunami wave" that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results. It is the longest-lasting shock wave that researchers ...
Signs of Europa plumes remain elusive in search of Cassini data
(Phys.org)—A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought and also suggests that ...
Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
After Rosetta, Japanese mission aims for an asteroid in search of origins of Earth's water
The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to land on comet 67P was one of the most audacious in space history. The idea of landing on a small chunk of icy rock 300m kilometres away from Earth and hurtli ...
Astronomer confirms a new "Super-Earth" planet
A University of British Columbia astronomer is a key player in the discovery of a new exoplanet, out beyond our solar system.
SpaceX delays space station delivery until January
The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.
NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.