NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water
NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water

One of the largest asteroids in our solar system - Vesta - may once have had flowing water which formed gullies and other erosion features on its surface, according to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years
Comet Lovejoy bids adieu to Earth, to be spotted again in 8,000 years

Comet Lovejoy, after mesmerising astronomers for the past three years, has finally said goodbye to Earth on Saturday night, January 25. 

Asteroid  2004 BL86 set to narrowly miss us, to be visible from Earth
Asteroid 2004 BL86 set to narrowly miss us, to be visible from Earth

A mountain sized asteroid (about the size of five football fields) will fly by Earth on Monday, but there is no need to worry, assures NASA.

NASA craft set to beam home close-ups of Pluto

Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.

Dinosaur-killing asteroid didn't ravage earth: Study

 New research has debunked the theory that the asteroid thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged the Earth.

New 3-D map sheds light on how Greenland ice sheet evolved
New 3-D map sheds light on how Greenland ice sheet evolved

A team of scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet's potentially perilous future.

Mountain-size asteroid to fly by Earth on January 26-27
Mountain-size asteroid to fly by Earth on January 26-27

A relatively large asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, is going to fly by Earth at a very safe distance of 745,000 miles (1.2 million km).

65mn-yr-old ankle bones reveal Earth`s earliest primates were `tree-dwellers`

A new study of 65-million-year-old ankle bones, discovered from the sites in northeastern Montana, has revealed that Earth's earliest primates lived in trees.

Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered
Star with three planets larger than Earth discovered

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth.

2014 was Earth's warmest year since 1880: NASA
2014 was Earth's warmest year since 1880: NASA

According to two separate analyses conducted by scientists of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the year 2014 ranked as Earth's warmest year since 1880.

Last year was Earth's hottest on record, say US scientists

Last year was Earth`s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.

Civilization has crossed tipping point of sustainability due to human activities

A recent study has suggested that civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activities.

Two 'unknown planets' may lie hidden beyond Pluto
Two 'unknown planets' may lie hidden beyond Pluto

A recent study has revealed that there can be at least two unknown planets hidden well beyond Pluto.

Exoplanets more hospitable to life
Exoplanets more hospitable to life

Exoplanets - planets outside our solar system - are more likely to have water and be more habitable than previously thought, suggest astrophysicists from University of Toronto, Canada.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft probe begins flyby over Pluto
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft probe begins flyby over Pluto

US space agency NASA's New Horizons spacecraft officially began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto on Thursday. The spacecraft will approach to the dwarf planet with the first close-up flyby scheduled for July 14.

Asteroid to fly by Earth safely on Jan 26
Asteroid to fly by Earth safely on Jan 26

An asteroid will safely pass about three times the distance of the Earth to the Moon on Jan 26, NASA reported.

Newly developed map reveals mysterious molecules that affect starlight in Earth's galaxy
Newly developed map reveals mysterious molecules that affect starlight in Earth's galaxy

Astronomers have recently developed a new map of mysterious molecules in Earth's galaxy that has provided a deeper insight into a century-old puzzle.

China moves closer to land spacecraft on Moon and return?
China moves closer to land spacecraft on Moon and return?

China's ambitious plan to land an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon before returning to Earth moved a step closer as its test?orbiter entered the lunar orbit today for further tests.

NASA posters depict alien worlds
NASA posters depict alien worlds

NASA has released three exoplanet posters in order to stir the public's curiosity about exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.

SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS
SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS

NASA's private sector partner Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has sent its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with over two tonnes of supplies and science investigations.