December 10, 2012, 2:53 p.m. by SPACE.com Staff
At some point a bond in the drilling mechanism will fail, causing an electrical short that could threaten to knock out the entire rover.
December 10, 2012, 7:42 a.m. by Leonard David, SPACE.com
The X-37B vehicle and its cargo bay packed with a classified payload is set to make the third mission of the program.
November 29, 2012, 7:36 a.m. by SPACE.com Staff
The images give a glimpse of what our sun might look like in 5 billion years when it nears the end of its life cycle.
November 28, 2012, 1:24 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell
The supermassive black hole has a mass equivalent to 17 billion suns and is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 in the constellation Perseus.
November 28, 2012, 1:06 a.m. by Robert Z. Pearlman, Space.com
The small lunar stones, which are better described as dust and pebbles rather than moon rocks, were found by the National Guard.
November 20, 2012, 7:46 a.m. by Mike Wall, space.com
Such an effort would allow scientists and engineers to work their way up to even more distant targets such as asteroids and Mars.
November 7, 2012, 7:09 p.m. by Mike Wall, space.com
Called HD 40307g, the planet is located inside its host star's habitable zone, a range of distance where liquid water may exist on a world's surface.
November 7, 2012, 1:53 a.m. by Mike Wall
Here's a brief look at some of NASA's larger aims and ambitions, which it should continue to work toward over at least the next 4 years.
November 1, 2012, 2:06 p.m. by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com
Astronomers have detected glow extragalactic background light and have separated out the light from later stars.