The Moon Buggy helped the astronauts to bring back over 200 pounds of rocks from the Moon.
The University of Birmingham and the Big Bang Fair have teamed up to create 8 new constellations inspired by modern personalities, including Olympic champion Usain Bolt.
A new study lends credibility to the hypothesis that the building blocks for life originated in outer space.
The island formed after an undersea volcano rising a mile above seafloor erupted ferociously amid the islands of Tonga in the South Pacific.
American astronauts will be returning to the Moon for the first time since 1972 after trump directed Nasa to start planning.
Dark matter, which scientists are yet to detect, is considered to be the "glue" that binds the galaxies of the universe together.
Even three months after its death, Cassini continues to provide us with new insights into the massive gas giant and its icy rings.
Astronomers want to check whether the asteroid is emitting any artificial radio signals which could indicate that it may be more than just a space rock.
The Great Red Spot is one of Solar System's most famous storms measuring 16,000km across, or nearly one and half times as wide as Earth.
The historic mission will also see SpaceX attempt to launch a previously used orbit rocket and a pre-flown Dragon capsule for the first time.
Geminid meteors will streak across skies on 13-14 December.
The glowing meteor was captured when the space station was travelling at a speed of 28,100kmph.
Had it collided with the Earth, the impact would have obliterated life within a diameter of 6km.
From Mars to Pluto and Jupiter to the Sun, Nasa's image gallery this year is nothing short of stunning.
From the Big Bang theory being classified as just a speculation to distant galaxies possibly hiding alien worlds – these the best space stories of the week.