Today (Sept. 30) marks the end of operations for the European Space Agency's (ESA) historic Rosetta mission, and the mood felt almost funereal as the postlanding celebration began.
The Rosetta probe drifted down to the surface of Comet 67P today (Sept. 30) and ended its 12-year mission.
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft will end its mission Friday (Sept. 30) by landing on the comet it's been orbiting for the last two years.
The first spacecraft to orbit a comet will end its historic mission on Friday (Sept. 30) with a crash landing.
The newfound, possibly Earth-like planet Proxima b lies just 4.2 light-years away. So why did it take astronomers so long to discover it?
The recent launch of Europe's first ExoMars mission sets the stage for a much more ambitious second act: a rover landing on the Red Planet. But the mission faces a possible delay.
'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney — who played Janice Rand, yeoman to Captain Kirk — has died at age 85.
The astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are eye to eye with a deadly super typhoon as it heads toward the Philippines.
The online observatory Slooh will broadcast real-time views of the new moon on Thursday, marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year.
The European Space Agency's fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATV-5, will undock from the orbiting outpost Saturday morning at 8:41 a.m. EST.
World View has just released new footage from a recent unmanned flight, offering a glimpse at the vistas future customers might experience during a sunrise voyage.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to leave the solar system — might still be caught in a tsunami-like shock wave that first hit the probe in February.
To understand how deep fractures on the giant asteroid Vesta formed, scientists recreated violent cosmic impacts in a lab with a high-speed cannon.
SpaceShipTwo's fatal accident doesn't spell doom for space tourism, though Virgin Galactic will likely have to answer key safety questions in the months and years ahead.
The U.S. Air Force launched a 19-story rocket from the coast of Florida today to carry a next-generation GPS satellite into space.
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to loft a military GPS satellite into space.