Launched from Virginia on Monday, Orbital Sciences' private Cygnus cargo spacecraft made a successful delivery to the International Space Station.
NASA's next-generation telescopes will be better able to scan the cosmos for signatures of life on habitable worlds. But alien life doesn't necessarily mean intelligent – or even multicellular – beings.
The Orbital Sciences Cygnus capsule connected with the ISS on Wednesday. This mission includes delivery of food, experiments, and a fleet of Earth-imaging satellites.
Changyuraptor yangi, which had the longest feathers of any known dinosaur, lived in what is today modern China some 125 million years ago.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is catching up to its target, the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is set to rendezvous with the comet early next month.
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a SpaceX launch site on privately owned property in Cameron County, Texas.
Researchers have described the largest 'four-winged' dinosaur known, gaining insights into how dinosaurs might have taken to the skies.
Saturday's 'supermoon,' the full moon that occurred just after the moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit, prompted photographers to take snapshots of our celestial neighbor.
Detecting evidence of life outside our solar system will probably require a telescope even larger than the next-generation James Webb space telescope, scientists say.
Archaeologists have unearthed 13,400-year-old weapons crafted by the Clovis people mixed in with bones from an extinct elephant relative.
States with abundant fracking (hydraulic fracturing) have seen a surge in seismic activity, raising suspicions that fracking and its wastewater injection wells could be to blame.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescop has captured imaged of a 100,000-light-year-long string of star clusters wrapping around the cores of two merging galaxies.
In July 2015, NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft is set to offer the best look yet at Pluto, which astronomers reclassified in 2006 as a 'dwarf planet.'
A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Monday, carrying six telecom satellites, in a mission that is expected to test the rocket's reusability.
A cargo ship en route to the International Space Station is carrying, among other items, experimental odor-resistant clothing.
The Antares rocket launch Sunday could be visible from South Carolina to Massachusetts. When and where to look for this launch.
A supermoon, called a 'Full Buck Moon,' will light up the sky this weekend. The name dates back to when Native Americans kept track of seasons by giving names to recurring full moons.
Millions of anchovies descended on waters off San Diego on Tuesday, darkening the water and baffling scientists.
Saturday brings a 'supermoon,' a full moon that occurs at the moon's closest approach to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.
Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung known stars in the Milky Way, objects whose presence suggests that our galaxy's 'halo' might be much larger than previously thought.