A star-forming region located about 4,500 light years away is thought to contain enough material to produce two million stars like our sun
In this image, the planet appears so close, but NASA's Cassini spacecraft was more than 500,000 miles away when it captured the data
The first image retrieved from a state-of-the-art instrument on board NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the NPP
The patent for the common temperature indicator, which many Americans rely on in order to cook their birds just right
Scientists thought that liquid water lay many miles below Europa's icy crust, but a new study posits otherwise
A new material created by scientists is 99.99 percent made out of air. It is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam.
A mashup of two popular maps reveals the parts of the world connected by electricity but not by Facebook
A just-released map from NASA shows the change in elevation across the moon's surface at a level of detail never seen before
An artist has created a computer program that imagines new versions of jellyfish based on parameters she sets
An image of a region in a nearby galaxy where there are about 2,400 stars
An exhibit at a Dutch museum evokes "the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences"
This morning, amid heavy snowfall in Kazakhstan, three astronauts began their journey to the International Space Station
Despite their small size, these 18 dwarf galaxies produce new stars at an astonishing clip
On April 22, 1972, Charles M. Duke Jr. took this picture of the lunar module Orion, the vehicle that ferried astronauts to the moon's surface
A new coating can absorb 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that reaches it
Later today an asteroid will fly by the Earth, coming closer to our planet than the Moon does during its orbit
A picture from the International Space Station shows what are known as "crepuscular rays"
An image from a NASA satellite shows the remaining snow from last weekend's storm
Earlier today, China successfully attached its Shenzhou 8 spacecraft to its Tiangong-1 module, a major step toward a manned space station
An image created by scientists shows what you would see if you were in a helicopter hovering inside the Newton Crater