It doesn’t pay to bet against Kepler. Even though the NASA spacecraft was hobbled a year and a half ago, the battered telescope has still managed to find a super-Earth. At 20,000 miles across, the newly discovered planet is 2.5 times as wide as Earth and holds about 12 times the mass.
Methane is making a comeback on Mars.
A 58-year-old motorist was killed when his car collided with a big-rig trailer that had become detached from a truck on a street in Anaheim, police said Saturday.
Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky.
Talk about spidey senses! Inspired by slit-like organs in the wandering spider's leg joints, scientists have built a super-sensitive device that can detect sounds and subtle mechanical vibrations.
The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency enough funding to send the Mars 2020 rover to...
Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered evidence that Gale Crater was once filled...
The surface of ancient Mars may have been dotted by vast lakes that lasted long enough to give microbial life a chance to emerge on the Red Planet, NASA scientists said Monday.