Science News Ten years after it landed on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has hit pay dirt again: This time, the rover's scientists are reporting new evidence that garden-variety life could have thrived
(Reuters) - Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. This image, captured the
Plenty of dwarf planets hide out beyond Pluto, perhaps steered by something much bigger. Discovery of an icy "dwarf" world beyond Pluto hints that a much bigger planet may hide even farther out in the
Space Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.
Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential to stomp all over any lifeforms that may exist on the Red Planet. A seething, swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes
Attempts to make hypersonic scramjets have so far ended in failure, but that's not going to stop Lockheed from working on a 4,500-mph drone meant to be the SR-72. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin a modest
The surface of Venus is like a much hotter version of Mordor. The average temperature is around 900 degrees F, atmospheric pressures are 90 times that of Earth’s, and it’s full of very active volcanoes.
Orion will be the first spacecraft since the Apollo missions to usher a crew of astronauts out of our atmosphere and into deep space. The capsule was successfully launched and recovered earlier this month,
Whether it’s a lit nativity scene, illuminated trees or just staying up later for a meal with family and friends, the increase in lighting during the holiday season is so pronounced that NASA can spot
The most likely cause of the demise of dinosaurs was a huge asteroid that smacked what became Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, causing massive destruction, disrupting normal weather patterns and the food chain.
On a commercial flight in October for its customers Tencent and Moon Express, World View Experience managed to capture a breathtaking video of the sunrise as seen from the edge of space, around 100,000
Now that the ESA has landed on a comet, NASA wants to do them one better: capture an entire asteroid (or a piece of one) and put it in orbit around the moon in 2019. But the space agency has now said it's
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the