Spoiler alert if you haven't read "The Martian." Scientists may have just discovered water flowing on the surface of Mars, but it's still a pretty inhospitable place to call home. Yet that's exactly what
Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert. Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people Mars,
Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home New images of Pluto, sent back to Earth from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, are unveiling more surprises about the dwarf planet on the fringe of the observable system.
Padalka -- who has spent a total of 879 days in space over five separate trips -- touched ground on the barren Kazakh steppe on schedule at 0051 GMT along with Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and Danish
We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over. NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up
Astronaut Scott Kelly has gained a following for stunning photos taken during his year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. On Saturday, he posted a photo of San Francisco amid the holiday
An astronomer's dream, these images provided NASA with the closest and most detailed look at Pluto they have ever seen. Last week, NASA compiled the best of these images in a motion video that showcases
Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy
India has launched its first mission to Mars on Tuesday in what its leaders hope will be a giant leap forward for super cheap space exploration Scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully
New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths. "When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy."
Science News Three NASA space telescopes are teaming up to give astronomers their best-ever looks at some of the most distant objects in the universe. The space agency's Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space
Science News The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth. The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on
Science News For most people, going into outer space would be enough of a claim to fame — but the way astronaut Rusty Schweickart sees it, saving the world from killer asteroids is far more significant.
Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler. The data has also been used by scientists to predict
Earth -- as seen by the Juno spacecraft flying by our home planet on October 9, 2013: In this image of Earth taken by JunoCam, you can see observations made during Juno’s Earth flyby gravity assist that