The space agency signed an agreement with the UAE's space agency in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, as it faces questions about the feasibility of a mission to Mars by the 2030s.
With the ultimate goal of establishing a Mars colony, Elon Musk is working first to establish a reliable cargo route from Earth to Mars.
A new study suggests persistent atmospheric conditions as one possible cause behind the ice melt runoff and rising surface temperatures near the northern pole.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-37 satellite into orbit Saturday from Cape Canaveral.
The pilots of the Solar Impulse 2 hope to circumnavigate the globe using only the sun's power, and raise awareness about alternative energy as they go.
Drones are becoming an increasingly important tool in combatting deforestation.
Greenland has experienced unseasonably warm temperatures this spring. Last Saturday set a June record, with thermometers reading 75 degrees.
A team of diamond miners found a shipwreck from Portuguese traders in the 1500s.
NASA's Juno mission, the most ambitious Jupiter probe yet, will arrive at our solar system's biggest planet on July 4.
Two million years ago, a planet was born in the constellation Orion. Today, astronomers say it could be in danger of death... at the hands of its own sun.
Humans are lighting up the Earth like a Christmas tree, blocking out light from elsewhere in the universe. Is that a problem? If so, can we solve it?
Researchers using satellites and drone technology have discovered a massive hidden monument in the city of Petra, Jordan, just half a mile from the city center.
The El Niño offered unusual rainfall to drought-parched California and elsewhere in the US, just not in the amounts – and places – expected.
Plain packaging on cigarettes, particularly if it's in an unappealing color, can deter would-be smokers, research has found.
The 1,500 species of bioluminescent fish 'are among the most abundant vertebrates on the planet,' say scientists.
Researchers at the world's largest geothermal power plant have found a way to store carbon dioxide underground and turn it to rock.
Lawmakers are looking to redirect NASA funding from an asteroid mission to a new moon mission to test the technology that would be necessary for a trip to Mars.
The periodic table of elements is to be graced by four new members, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has just announced their proposed names.
A black hole at the center of a galaxy in the Abell 2597 cluster appears to be dining on cold molecular gas, a finding that may force astronomers to revise their models of how black holes grow.
Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest human fossils on the island of Flores in Indonesia. And these old bones could help scientists figure out how the island came to be inhabited by 'hobbits' hundreds of thousands of years ago.
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