The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun are featured in this image photographed by the crew of the International Space Station in November 2009.
The Hayabusa probe was launched by Japan in 2003.
A new study shows that the collision from which the Earth and moon were formed may have occurred much later than previously thought.
With a clear sky and a good pair of binoculars, you should have no trouble getting a glimpse of Uranus.
Scientists try to understand what other factors may promote life.
A Florida photographer captured both the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station in silhouette in front of the sun last Sunday.
The Japanese space probe Akatsuki will travel to Venus in an attempt to learn more about the planet's structure.
This hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered at 90 degrees east longitude. The Magellan spacecraft imaged more than 98 percent of Venus. A mosaic of the Magellan images (most with illumination from the west) forms the image base.
The first solar-powered sail craft will embark on an ambitious journey to Venus.
South Korean Buddhists carry their lanterns in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 21, on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday.