Christian theologists have long grappled with how the discovery of extraterrestrial life would fit within the parameters of Christian history and ideology. Unsurprisingly, opinions on the matter are diverse.
The New Horizons spacecraft, which launched in 2006, will be the first man-made object to pass by and collect information on Pluto when it arrives at the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.
A crowdsourced effort to take control of an abandoned satellite has ended due to rocket failure. The valiant endeavor may encourage others to try their hand at commandeering old satellites.
The legendary Apollo astronaut and 2nd man to walk the moon visited Reddit for an engaging AMA featuring discussion about Elon Musk, Mars, and -- naturally -- ice cream.
Mars One, the Dutch non-profit that last year sent out a call for volunteers for a one-way mission to Mars, is now accepting proposals for science experiments to be sent in payloads to the red planet by 2018.
Gliese 832c, discovered by a team of Australian scientists, is among the top three most similar known planets to Earth.
A NASA satellite shut down in 1997 has been commandeered (with the space agency's permission) by a independent team of scientists and enthusiasts. The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has established communication with the 35-year-old satellite and can now command it to perform basic functions.
Mikael Genberg wants to put a little red cottage on the moon. The ambitious project, according to a supportive team of scientists and engineers, would serve as an inspiring symbol to and for humanity.
A report from the US National Academy of Sciences urges the space agency to make a decision on its long term goals. Those goals, argue scientists, need to include putting astronauts on Mars.
Some scientists believe that humanity's best shot at colonizing other planets lies in working within existing physics using organisms -- in this case, bacteria encoded with human DNA -- that can survive the trip.
Several organizations are hoping to put valuable artifacts -- such as a handwritten Jewish scroll -- on privately-launched missions to the moon, where they will be preserved in case something bad happens on Earth.
Just in time for Star Wars Day, three University of Leicester students have published a paper in Journal of Physics Special Topics that uses a real-world example as a basis for their theory.
The UK Space Agency has launched a competition challenging schoolchildren to design a meal that's nutritious, tastes good, and properly represents British cuisine aboard the International Space Station.
This week the agency put out a Request for Information in hopes of attracting creative thinkers who can help them "achieve the most science at minimum cost."
With help from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers have calculated that of all the stars in our galaxy that resemble our sun, one in five hosts an Earth-sized planet at a distance that allows for liquid water at the surface.