A plume of volcanic ash rises into the atmosphere from a crater under about 656 feet of ice at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland on April 14. After the volcano's second eruption in less than a month, northern Europe turned into a no-fly zone on Thursday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers due to the huge amounts of ash.
Local residents and former astronauts say Obama's decision to end NASA’s moon program will harm the Space Coast economy and put the US behind Russia and China.
Lawmakers and former astronauts have lambasted President Obama for scrapping a moon mission. Thursday, Obama will defend his vision for NASA space exploration through human spaceflight.
In an open letter, 21 former astronauts and six others say Obama is ‘throwing away’ America’s dominance in human spaceflight. The president has outlined major changes to the NASA space program.
Saturn's frigid moon Titan is not a candidate for Earth-like life. But its methane seas are forcing some scientists to wonder if life in the universe might develop in other ways, too.
From data, delight: An artist pulls her sculpture and music from the climate change numbers in the news.
The Pentagon took over the X-37 program in 2006 after NASA couldn't keep it alive. But the Air Force has been tight-lipped about the spaceship. The craft will launch this month.
The government of Britain named the Chagos Islands – home to the military base of Diego Garcia and some of the Indian Ocean's healthiest coral reefs – the world's largest marine preserve.
Scientists with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, currently circling the planet Mars, have released the first images suggested by John and Jane Q. Public. The program is designed to bring extra sets of eyes to the image-targeting process.