NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found evidence of an ancient freshwater lake in Gale Crater. It existed 3-5 billion years ago and contained life-friendly nutrients. "This just looks like a pretty darn ordinary Earthlike lake in terms of its chemistry," said project scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology. If put into that lake, microorganisms from Earth would have survived, he added.
Curiosity rover that was launched by NASA came up with another discovery. A lake on Mars with water that seems like drinkable was found and it might even be suitable for simple forms of life.
NASA on Monday launched its unmanned MAVEN spacecraft toward Mars to study the Red Planet's atmosphere for clues as to why Earth's neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.
A NASA probe is scheduled to launch to Mars today. The Maven orbiter will study the planet's high atmosphere, to try to understand the processes that have robbed the world of most of its air.
The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, an event that happens only once every 11 years. The star's northern hemisphere already appears to have changed and the southern hemisphere should soon follow suit completing the polarity reversal, scientists report. The effects of this galactic event will ripple throughout the solar system.
The US space agency NASA is planning to switch from Russian space-transport services back to home companies in 2017, its administrator Charles Bolden has announced.
The American space agency NASA has reassessed the risk of Asteroid 2013 TV135 hitting the Earth in 2032 from one chance in 6,000 to one chance in 345,000.
A British national has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computer systems of the US Army, Missile Defense Agency, NASA and other agencies, American officials said.
NASA has upgraded the impact risk for a massive asteroid recently discovered by Ukrainian observers that will pass close to the Earth in 2032, although a collision remains unlikely.
NASA has reversed a decision to ban six Chinese scientists from a space conference, Chinese state media said, after prominent US astronomers vowed to boycott the meeting in a row over academic freedom.
Scott Carpenter, an early US astronaut who orbited Earth in 1962, died on Thursday morning at age 88 of complications from a stroke, his wife Patty Carpenter said.
Infrared spectroscopy often detects spontaneous injections of subsurface methane into the atmosphere of Mars. The nature of these outbursts is hardly compatible with inorganic methane generation.
NASA needs ideas for its next Mars rover, but the government shutdown might delay their arrival. The space agency has put out an open call, asking scientists to submit proposals for the science and technology instruments that will fly aboard NASA's next Mars rover expected to launch in 2020.
A private cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday one week behind schedule, NASA said.
NASA announced Friday that it had halted efforts to communicate with the Deep Impact space probe, which had been exploring comets since it was launched in early 2005 but suddenly went silent six weeks ago.
Orbital Sciences Corp launched the first flight of its unmanned Antares rocket Wednesday to the International Space Station, as NASA forges ahead with its plan to privatize US space missions.
Never before has a human-built spacecraft traveled so far. NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system and is wandering the galaxy, US scientists said Thursday.
Three spacemen end a long orbital mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and head for Earth. The descent capsule from the spaceship Soyuz landed at 06:59 Moscow time (02:59 GMT) on the Kazakh steppe.
NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday to study the Moon's thin, dusty atmosphere.
A NASA astronaut reported an unidentified flying object outside the International Space Station (ISS), which was later identified as an antenna shield from the ISS' Russian module.