What would happen if you played tug-of-war in outer space? Would you be able to stand and pull with all your might, as you would on Earth, or would something entirely different happen?
More than 500 years ago, a fierce storm sank a ship carrying the earliest known marine astrolabe — a device that helped sailors navigate at sea, new research finds.
A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.
The dinosaur-killing asteroid that collided with Earth about 65.5 million years ago plunged the planet into a darkness that lasted nearly two years, a new study finds.
Sky gazers watching today's Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft flew past a partial eclipse of the sun.
The catchphrase "bazinga" — a zinger commonly uttered by Dr. Sheldon Cooper, a fictional theoretical physicist on the TV show "The Big Bang Theory" — has inspired the creation of a novel compound.
The world's first laser weapon — one that can "kill" threatening, airborne drones — is ready for action, according to news sources.
It's A-OK that Vice President Mike Pence touched a piece of titanium equipment destined for outer space, despite a sign on it that stated, "Critical Space Flight Hardware, Do Not Touch," NASA said.
People with plans to watch the upcoming solar eclipse likely have a long checklist of things to do, but should that checklist include securing protective glasses for their furry friends?
Science superhero Bill Nye plans to save the world by cultivating a superpower that exists in everyone: critical thinking.
Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
How hot are Earth's scorching insides? A sweltering 2,570 degrees Fahrenheit (1,410 degrees Celsius), a new study finds.
Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but can we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880.
A band of molten iron is churning slowly deep inside Earth, much in the same way as a jet stream, a new study finds.
Every year, scientists and skywatchers welcome the supermoon, which is the closest full moon of the year. But this year, the supermoon is receiving extraordinary attention.