New findings show that a diverse a group of organisms evolved very early in Earth's history, making it more likely that life exists outside of our planet.
Astronauts at the International Space Station have received barley seeds that they will attempt to cultivate and grow in space.
Its unique spacecraft shape, soft mushy exterior, deep red colour, and possibility of a watery core bring up more questions than answers.
Nasa reinvented a 150-year-old technique to capture supersonic motion as well as the shockwaves of a jet.
Researchers used supercomputers to create a model of two black holes that formed inside a massive dying star.
The same collision also affected the axial tilt of the ice giant, toppling it sideways.
China reportedly plans to launch "hyperspectral" and "synthetic aperture radar" satellites, by 2021 to help spy on every object in the contested waters.
Gliese 436b has mesmerized researchers due to its host of unusual features - including a massive, comet-like tail of vaporised gas that is 50 times larger than its parent star.
New research reveals more details about the first object ever detected in our own solar system to have originated from interstellar space
To simulate the failure, only two of the three parachutes bundled with the mock spacecraft were deployed.
Of all the techniques that are being seriously studied, Robert Mueller believes 3D printing will lead the way in lunar construction.
The crew capsule flew up to an altitude of 322,032ft with "Mannequin Skywalker" inside.
Phaethon will come within 10 million kilometres of Earth and will be visible through small telescopes in areas with low light pollution.
From Nasa and Google discovering a distant solar system like ours to scientists probing the interstellar asteroid for alien signals – these are the best space stories of the week.
"This was a fantastic way to end the year for SpaceX east coast launches," Jessica Jensen, director of SpaceX's Dragon Mission Management, said.
Kepler-90i is a scorching hot, rocky planet with an average temperature that is believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit.
The movie could be sent via SpaceX's Dragon capsule which will be heading towards space station Friday.
The stars are residents of globular star cluster Messier 79, which is located as far away as 41,000 light-years from the Earth.
The company launched and landed its suborbital rocket, inching a step closer to first passenger flights.
The Moon Buggy helped the astronauts to bring back over 200 pounds of rocks from the Moon.