The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, is examining the dust being shed by the comet as it hurtles toward the sun.
Radar images of the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86, which zoomed past our planet at a comfortable clearance of 750,000 miles, reveal that it has a companion.
NASA researchers are developing a small, helicopter-style drone that could someday aid rovers in Mars explorations.
Swiss researchers based their new land-air robot on the common vampire bat.
Do you know your winter weather terms? What's 'bombogenesis'? Will this week's winter storm be a true blizzard?
Roughly 1,800 feet wide, Asteroid 2004 BL86 will whiz past our planet with a comfortable 745,000 miles of clearance, scientists say.
NASA's Opportunity rover may have a bit of amnesia, but that didn't stop it from capturing a spectacular vista from the rim of a crater.
Scientists drilling deep into the ice in Antarctica have spotted a colony of fish, crustaceans, and jellyfish inhabiting the dark, frigid waters below.
The makeup of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is currently being orbited by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is much more heterogeneous than previously thought.
New research suggests that the ancestors of modern day humans evolved humanlike hands long before the advent of toolmaking.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to move the minute hand of their iconic Doomsday Clock.
The Rosetta mission has yielded some of the closest observations of a comet ever. Findings unveiled Thursday are 'completely changing' the way scientists think about comets.
Of course, from the shark's perspective, it's probably we humans who are the crazy-looking ones.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has reached a milestone, with its 100 millionth image of our star.
Researchers in Antarctica have spotted a translucent fish living beneath nearly 2,500 feet of solid ice, yet another emblem of the tenacity of life.
Researchers have found a way to read fragile ancient scrolls without ever even opening them.
Using laser-etching, scientists have designed an intensely hydrophobic, self-cleaning material.
The famed 3,000-year-old mask of Tutankhamun has been damaged, after conservators attempted to glue the ancient Egyptian pharaoh's distinctive blue beard back on with epoxy.
By making tiny X-ray measurements of a meteorite, scientists can tell when its magnetic field died, revealing clues about the early history of our solar system.
A fragment of the Gospel According to Mark dating from 90 AD was reused as a burial mask for a mummy, say scientists.
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