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On Tuesday, NASA announced that it had started the countdown for OSIRIS-REx, the space agency's mission to collect a physical sample from a distant asteroid.
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DARPA has been hosting a Robotics Challenge since last year that challenged some participants to create robots that can be used in the real world.
A 16-year-old living on Melbourne's outskirts has grabbed worldwide attention with a plan to name a massive new planet Gallifrey, after Doctor Who's long-lost home.
When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth earlier this fall it provided a one-of-a-kind view of our planet and the moon.
This publicly provided image by the European Space Agency ESA shows an artist's impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
Curious about life on Mars? NASA's rover Curiosity has now given scientists the strongest evidence to date that the environment on the Red Planet could have supported life billions of years ago.
If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan to send four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet.
What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit on a clear winter night.
The Milky Way over the Maui Space Surveillance Complex. Maui's climate provides virtually year-round viewing conditions made possible due to the dry, clean air and minimal scattered light from surface sources, which enable visibility exceeding 150 km.
NASA is apparently attempting to speed up the timetable on humanity's eventual eradication.
A new tracking and date relay satellite for NASA arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft, the space agency announced Monday.
The watering hole near the Martian equator existed about 3.5 billion years ago. Scientists say it was neither salty nor acidic, and contained nutrients - a perfect spot to support microbes.
Americans are aware of NASA but I do not think they realize how much NASA does and for how little money.
Dozens of Iowans will have a hand in launching NASA's finest toward their mission to Mars.
The heat shield crucial to the success of NASA's 2014 Orion test flight has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center aboard the agency's Super Guppy aircraft - just spacious enough to fit the precious cargo inside.
Travel to outer space through NASA's out-of-this-world Instagram. Intergalactic photos of unbelievably beautiful star formations and swirling clouds above Earth's surface can be found on NASA's Instagram for the Goddard Space Flight Center .