Destroyed by the very force of nature it was intended to study, the European Space Agency's (ESA) GOCE satellite is no more. The gravity and ocean-studying satellite plunged into the Earth's atmosphere Monday, Nov. 11, disintegrating on its way down without causing any damage on the ground below.
It's so cold that it's colder than the darkest voids of space, and scientists studying the Boomerang Nebula have now discovered that the nebula's ghostlike shape is not what it once seemed.
It's a galaxy far, far away. Astronomers scanning the heavens discovered the most distant known galaxy lying so far away that it gives scientists a look at the universe's infancy.
Felix Baumgartner, the Australian daredevil broke three world records in a free-fall jump from space one year ago. To celebrate the first anniversary of the death-defying feat, his sponsor Red Bull has released a new Point of View (POV) video showing the dizzying descent.
Scientists using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope in Hawaii have stumbled upon evidence of water in the remnants of an extrasolar body orbiting a white dwarf star, marking the first time water has been discovered on a rocky body.
Scientists analyzing a mysterious pebble from Egypt have made a startling find: it's the nucleus of a comet.
A nonprofit group is looking to give Earth early warning before dangerous asteroids from outer space come near the atmosphere.
It's a space engineer's worst nightmare — losing contact with your spacecraft — and it looks like it just happened to NASA. The government space agency has officially put an end to its Deep Impact mission after losing contact with the space probe in August.
This weekend, technicians located in Arizona plan on starting the steps towards building a giant mirror glass that will be part of a new telescope that is expected to have better resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.
Scientists have discovered more evidence that a giant ocean of water covered as much as one third of Mars billions of years ago.
A new commercial U.S. spacecraft announced that it is ready to make its first flight to the International Space Station later on this year, which will pave the way for regular cargo deliveries to the orbiting laboratory.
NASA's ever-peering eye into the heavens, the Hubble Space Telescope, has found a distant planet whose blue hue could be the result of glass rain.
Deep in a dark cloud, some 10,000 light-years away, a monster so large it will be the biggest of its kind in the Milky Way is being born, and it's teaching scientists a thing or two about how stars form.
Britain will be joining the ranks of avid extraterrestrial life seekers with a new concentrated effort utilizing seven major telescopes that will sift through radio broadcasts looking for a message from another planet.
There's something out there in the universe causing mysterious radio bursts, and the only thing scientists know about it is that it's from a time when the universe was half its current age.