Interested in protecting the Earth from an asteroid-doomsday scenario? If so, NASA has just the project for you: find all potential asteroid threats to the human population, and come up with a way to deal with it.
NASA recently announced its new astronaut class of 2013, showcasing a new level of diversity never seen among the cosmic ranks before: four out of the eight new candidates are women.
A strange new extrasolar planet is challenging conventional theories on planet formation, forming in an extremely short period of time at an incredible distance from its parent star.
The International Space Station (ISS) has three treadmills for their occupants, which has become one too many. Earlier erroneously reported to have been jettisoned with the trash on Tuesday, the first treadmill to operate aboard the ISS more than 200 miles above the Earth is indeed leaving its place in the sky, providing recuperation for ISS runners, for a fiery resting place - disintegrated in Earth's atmosphere.
Just a few days after NASA reported that Mars exhibited evidence it contains liquid water, NASA research shows that huge chunks of dry ice glide down Martian dunes creating springtime channels that end abruptly in a pit.
Sure, the Mars Curiosity rover is an incredible technological accomplishment that has been bringing new insights into the red planet since it landed late last summer. But don't count out its older sibling, NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which just made its own headline-grabbing discovery in its 9th year of operation. The little rover that could still can, by recently finding new evidence of water on Mars that was once suitable to support life.
Comet Lovejoy's trip into our sun 1 1/2 years ago not only helped it earn title of "The Great Christmas Comet of 2011," it has revealed secrets about the sun's magnetic field itself, according to a new study.
British Antarctica Survey scientists have stripped away Antarctica's icy gown, revealing the mysterious frost-filled frontier naked for the first time. The new geographical map, dubbed Bedmap2, sheds new light on a continent rarely visited even today, and provides environmental engineers with a roadmap of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Two rare stellar alignments over the next few years will give planet hunters a rare chance at exploring Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun. NASA plans to pull out the big guns, and utilize the Hubble Space Telescope in an effort to locate Earth-sized planets around the relatively close red dwarf star.
This has been a big week for Mars news, with some great (and not so great) videos coming out, made from the images provided by NASA's Curiosity rover. The news this week ranges from the groundbreaking to the unwelcome to the ridiculous. Let's start with the groundbreaking: Mars definitely once had water flowing over its surface.
The moon may look round to us from down here on Earth, but the surface of our lunar companion is riddled with craters and varying densities which give the moon uneven gravitational pulls. For the first time, NASA scientists have properly mapped out the cause of this phenomenon.
A combination of solar energetic particles and galactic cosmic rays bombard space-faring craft persistently, and a recent study published in the journal Science indicates that this danger presents a number of obstacles for research based on the Red Planet: Mars.
An expert believes his plan to intercept asteroids with a nuclear warhead is the best plan to deal with dangerous asteroids.
Three new astronauts have safely landed aboard the International Space Station (ISS), joining Expedition 36 as the first groups to reach the orbiting station in less than a day.
A woman has discovered samples of moon dust thought to have been lost since the 1970's.