Anyone on planet Earth can submit a haiku to be sent to Mars on the MAVEN mission.
After thousands of years, including two centuries of industrialization, steelmaking methods are reaching their physical limits. A group of scientists suggests a cheaper, cleaner alternative using electrolysis.
This spectacular event occurs every year when the Moon nears the farthest point from the Earth making it appear too small to cover the sun, creating a ring of fire effect.
Spacewarps.org is the newest project requesting public assistance with finding unusual astronomical objects: in this case, systems containing massive galaxies that bend light around them.
New research breathes life into an earlier theory about a possible connection between cosmic rays and the triggering of lightning during thunderstorms.
While recent focus has been on finding an Earth-like exoplanet in a system's "Goldilocks zone," one astrophysicist suggests that that zone might be made wider by taking other atmospheric conditions, such as greenhouse gas amounts, into account.
Ten thousand photo frames across 33 photo landscapes are compressed into this impressive time-lapse video of the Northern Lights.
It is "human destiny" to go to Mars, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said today at the Humans 2 Mars Summit that is taking place this week at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
"Why is the mass of the electron what it is and not 12 times larger or half the size?"
Once you know what the laws of nature are, another kind of question unfolds itself which is why are those the laws and not other laws.
The video below shows Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrier.
The Moon has played a significant role in many other historical events, from the fall of Athens to Columbus's subjugation of the Jamaican natives.
Sir Richard Branson & Forger, aka Mark Stucky congratulate each other after the success of Virgin Galactic's first rocket-powered flight that broke the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert.
If you want to help children explore, there is perhaps one thing you can do. Buy a pair of binoculars and leave them out.
No bodies of water exist on Mars. But they used to, thousands or perhaps millions of years ago, as this photo attests.