A renowned senior scientist and technologist from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the agency of the US government responsible for the nation's civilian space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research, d
Nasa unveiled its "global selfie" on Thursday, a mosaic of more than 36,000 pictures uploaded to social media showing people and places around the world in commemoration of Earth Day, the US space agency said.
US President Barack Obama's 2015 Nasa budget plan includes funding for a robotic mission to an ocean-bearing moon of Jupiter and could help boost commercial ventures to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, Nasa officials said.
Scientists in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) said they have found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars well suited to support microbial life.
The lake, located inside Gale Crater where the rover lan
Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply - the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy.
Within three ye
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found propylene, a chemical used to make household plastic containers, on Saturn's moon Titan, the space agency said.
"This is the first definitive detection of the plastic ingredient on
An unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket blasted off from the Virginia coast on Friday to send a small National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) science satellite on its way to the moon, officials said.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Du
A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station abruptly ended on Tuesday when water started building up inside an astronaut's helmet, Nasa officials said.
U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italy's Luca Parmitano wer
A small Nasa telescope was launched into orbit on Thursday on a mission to determine how the sun heats its atmosphere to millions of degrees, sending off rivers of particles that define the boundaries of the sola
An asteroid the size of a small truck zoomed past Earth four times closer than the moon on Saturday, the latest in a parade of visiting celestial objects that has raised awareness of potentially hazardous impacts on the planet.