Scientists Find Earth-Like Planet Orbiting Nearby StarAfter scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. A planet like Earth has been discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our solar system.
Meteor Over Western US Lights Up Social Media Social media is lighting up with reports from Nevada, Utah and California of a small fireball streaking across the sky.
Astronaut Tweets Superb Image Of Moon Shot By SpaceshipFormer NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio's tweet Monday brought both awe and some skepticism from followers.
Scientists Looking For Invisible Dark Matter Can't Find AnyScientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Beams First Pictures From JupiterA NASA spacecraft has sent back the first pictures since arriving at Jupiter.
Solar-Powered Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's OrbitThe final leg of a five-year voyage ended Monday when NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft fired its main rocket engine and gracefully slipped into orbit around Jupiter, the heftiest planet in the solar system.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Prepares For Cosmic Date With JupiterNASA's Juno spacecraft fires its rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed of 150,000 mph (250,000 kph) and slip into orbit around Jupiter.
NASA Spacecraft To Reach Jupiter On July 4A spacecraft from NASA is bound for a Fourth of July encounter with Jupiter in the latest quest to study how the largest planet in the solar system formed and evolved. If all goes as planned, Juno will spend nearly a year circling the planet.
SpaceX Chief Elon Musk Predicts People On Mars In 9 YearsSpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars just nine years from now.
Elon Musk Predicts People On Mars In 9 YearsDuring an interview on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that, if things go according to plan, people will be on Mars just nine years from now. "We should be able to launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025," he said.
Mars, Earth, Sun Line Up Perfectly This WeekendSky-watchers, gazing to the southeast at nightfall, can enjoy a brighter, seemingly bigger Mars into June.
Mercury Makes Rare Move Across The SunVisible just after 7 a.m. on the east coast, the smallest planet will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun, and the transit will last for about 7 1/2 hours