The interstellar voyages of the Starship Enterprise have captured imaginations around the world for decades. But why? What makes "Star Trek" the enduring and thrilling science fiction epic it is...
A faulty steering apparatus may bring an early end to NASA’s Kepler space telescope, a $600 million tool in the space agency’s quest for life in the universe.
To establish a sustainable settlement on Earth's solar system neighbor, space travelers will have to learn how to grow food on Mars, experts say.
A loophole in Einstein's general theory of relativity could allow a ship to traverse vast distances in less time than it would take light. The trick? It's not the starship that's moving — it's the...
The sun, it seems, is in overdrive. Late Monday night, the sun unleashed its third major solar flare in 24 hours — the biggest and most powerful solar storm of the year, so far.
Einstein's special relativity has proven more useful than ever, as scientists have now used it to discover an alien planet around another star.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, American Thomas Marshburn, and Russian Roman Romanenko landed as planned southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan