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.
Jupiter and the moon will present quite the display for Mother's Day this year. Make sure to check it out.
So says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking: aliens should be avoided, lest we want to risk becoming an imperial outpost. Should we be going about the search for E.T. differently?
Scientists have been puzzled why Venus has so few craters. New research suggests that the planet could have been resurfaced by volcanoes. The timeline, however, is problematic.
Though its program is nothing like it once was, the country uses its fleet of rockets to ferry tourists and satellites into orbit.