The fascinating speculation surrounding a recent Kepler observation of a star 1,500 light-years away has reignited questions of alien life in our universe and what it means for future studies.
Throwing open the doors to the hallowed halls of science, stumped researchers welcomed help from the public Wednesday in solving a number of nagging mysteries about dwarf planet Ceres.
As several 'Star Trek' fan projects exceed funding goals, how much of the franchise's success comes from the science?
September is a perfect time to help astronomers educate the public (and themselves) about the universe.
There are many precious Apollo artifacts at the Smithsonian that need a little tender, loving care.
In September, the collective energy of a galaxy of deep-space mavens, futurists, technologists, engineers, and enthusiasts will converge on a Philadelphia university campus to try to meet humanity's interstellar challenge.
Today, for the first time ever, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially opened its worldwide public contest to name a selection of well-known exoplanets.
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
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