A NASA spacecraft has successfully made impact with an asteroid in an unprecedented practice run to thwart potential incoming threats to Earth.
A sculptor uses an installation to illustrate just how much art and science have in common
The idea is to be able to divert an asteroid that might come too close to comfort — as well as to learn more about the universe around us.
Scientists used to believe there was a planet in our solar system called Vulcan — and we're not talking about Star Trek. But that's no longer the case.
Why scientists who want to know the geology of other planets head to Antarctica
One hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Today, for the first time, scientists announced that they've actually been detected. Here's what the discovery might mean for our understanding of the universe.
Here's the story of the Soviet Union's pioneering female cosmonauts program and Russia's efforts of late to revive it.
Two satellites accidentally launched into the wrong orbit may help researchers test an aspect of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
We now have high-resolution photos of alien landscapes on the outer reaches of our solar system, and scientists are pretty excited about what those images reveal.
The Kepler telescope picked up a “swarm” of movement near Star KIC 8462852. Some scientists are exploring whether or not this might be evidence of alien life.