Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), NASA's new high energy X-ray detecting telescope was launched over the central Pacific Ocean Wednesday, marking the its mission to unearth secrets of the buried black holes and other alien objects.
By the end of this week, China may have already finished its first manned space docking and successfully sent its first woman into space.
Sounding more climate change alarms, NOAA reports the U.S. just emerged from the warmest spring recorded.
Scientists describe finding an unprecedented phytoplankton bloom in the Arctic -- akin to stumbling across a rainforest in the middle of the Sahara.
New NASA Discovery Reveals Unprecedented Blooms Of Ocean Plant Life Beneath Arctic Ice [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Thanks to a NASA-sponsored expedition to the Arctic Ocean in the summers of 2010 and 2011, scientists have found an area underneath sea ice, which is richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on the Earth.
Ray Bradbury's 'Martian Chronicles' Gets A Second Life On Mars, Joins A Growing List Of Celebrity Artifacts In Space
On the heels of the beloved science fiction author's passing this week, his collection of stories takes a ride on the Mars Lander and finds a home on the Red Planet.
NASA scientists investigating the Arctic Ocean have discovered blooms of microscopic plantlike organisms thriving beneath the barren tundra, which was previously hidden from scientists and the rest of the world.
Space shuttle Enterprise took its final journey Wednesday to its retirement home on a floating museum off the western edge of New York City and you can check it out in person in just over a month's time.
Venus Transit 2012: The Rare Reunion Of The Sun, Venus And Earth For Last Time This Century [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
For the very last time this century, skywatchers and astronomers around the world got the opportunity to witness the rare astronomical reunion of the Sun, Venus and Earth Tuesday. Venus, the second brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, made a rare pass in front of the Sun, making its presence in the solar system visible from Earth's day side.
It will be your last change to catch a glimpse of one of the rarest cosmic spectacles -- the slow movement of the planet Venus across the face of the sun.
The transit of Venus, which occurs when the planet's orbit brings it between Earth and the sun, takes place roughly twice a century.
Dutch company Mars One has been making the rounds with its dreams of putting on a reality TV show to select astronauts for a one-way journey to the Red Planet. But the company is vague on how people will be transported to and live on Mars.
Since Venus will only be covering up between 2 percent and 3 percent of the solar disc, watching the event with your naked eye will basically be like staring directly into the sun.
By aiming their instruments at the transit of Venus, astronomers can see if they are able to detect clues about Venus' atmosphere using methods that could be applied to observations of far-flung worlds.
The rare Transit of Venus will come to the United States Tuesday, as the second planet in the solar system will pass in front of the sun as it sets. The event occurs only once every century, so it's best to prepare ahead of time. Here's how.
American military machines are endangered by phony components from China. No one has been hurt yet as a result, but solving the problem will be a herculean task.
Milky Way Galaxy, Andromeda Destined For Head-On Collision; Hybrid Galaxy Will Be Created: NASA [Photos & Video]
Four billion years from now, the Milky Way galaxy won't remain the same as we know it today. A major cosmic event is on its way, which will bring an unprecedented makeover to the home of our solar system.
The rise of private space companies and foreign space programs, combined with an interest in lunar mining, is likely to bring the issue of extraterrestrial property rights into focus in the next few decades.
Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo ship started heading back to Earth from International Space Station on Thursday after the first test flight.
The crew members aboard the International Space Station opened the hatch and floated inside the Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon capsule, the first privately owned spaceship to reach the orbital outpost, according to Nasa
Private-sector initiatives in space made history Friday when SpaceX?s Dragon space capsule was grappled by and attached to the International Space Station.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has become the first non-governmental agency to fly to the International Space Station and dock with orbiting laboratory.
Marking the beginning of the second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:44 a.m. EDT.
The California company's Falcon rocket, topped by an unmanned Dragon freight capsule, lifted off from its Florida pad at 03:44 EDT, after an aborted first attempt at the weekend.
A rare annular solar eclipse rested over Asia and parts of the Western United States, as the new moon passed between the sun and the earth. It was the first eclipse of its kind visible in the U.S. in almost 18 years, according to NASA. View the slideshow to see photos of the 2012 solar eclipse and ring of fire.
Anticipation is rising in the Western United States as a solar eclipse is sweeping across the globe, having just come from Asia across the Pacific Ocean to North America.
The spectacular ring of fire solar eclipse is set to take Sunday night, visible to the naked eye in only a few locations. For those who cannot witness the event, you can enjoy it here.
A spectacular solar eclipse, dubbed the ring of fire, will be visible to people in certain parts of the world Sunday night and Monday morning -- depending on location -- but live broadcasts will make it available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Private rocket company SpaceX was forced to abort the launch of its Dragon space capsule on Saturday because of an engine glitch in its Falcon 9 rocket.
NASA is challenging students, teachers, game developers and interested civilians to create web and mobile-based apps using data from the planetary data system.