NASA's asteroid mission will test propulsion systems and other technologies that can ultimately establish a human presence on Mars, says NASA chief Charles Bolden.
A dwarf planet dubbed 2012 VP113 gives scientists a window on the early solar system and raises the question of why it and another dwarf planet came to occupy such similar, unusual orbits.
The cold, dry climate of Antarctica is perfect for astronomy, say scientists.
The physics behind reality may be hard to grasp – but Alan Lightman makes trying fun.
Big Bang waves: The recent detection of gravitational waves suggests that, an instant after the Big Bang, the universe expanded faster than the speed of light. Does this contradict Einstein's special theory of relativity?
Scientists have posited that inflation, a fleeting period of exponential growth just after the big bang, was central to the universe's structure today. Now they have a hint that they are right.
In what Oklahoma City's Fox 25 called an operator error, the station aired a local news promo over the show's content that discussed evolution.
HR 5171A, a 'yellow hypergiant star', the largest yellow star known so far, is also one million times brighter than the sun.
Giant galaxies arranged in a ring around the Milky Way might have shaped its very formation, reveals a new study.
'Cosmos,' the Fox remake of Carl Sagan's classic PBS series, 'Cosmos, A Personal Journey,' was seen by 8.5 million viewers across 10 channels on Sunday, according to early reports.