About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction.
A private expedition led by the founder of Amazon.com has successfully raised two massive Apollo Saturn V rocket F-1 engines, which launched astronauts to the moon more than 40 years ago, from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Geckoella Jeyporensis or Jeyporeground gecko, an enigmatic lizard from the Eastern Ghats which was considered extinct, has been rediscovered after 135 years, according to naturalists at the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) in Mumbai.
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday unveiled the most detailed map yet of relic radiation from the Big Bang, revealing new data it hopes will shed light on the creation and expansion of our Universe.
That's about all the US - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Charles Bolden told lawmakers at a US House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Tuesday to put a second upgraded missile-warning satellite into orbit.
Russian scientists believe they have discovered new life forms sealed off for millions of years in a subglacial lake deep under the Antarctic ice, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.
An asteroid as big as a city block shot relatively close by the Earth on Saturday, the latest in a series of visiting celestial objects including an asteroid the size of a bus that exploded over Russia last month, injuring 1,500.
Using data obtained from 73 ice and sediment core monitoring sites around the world, scientists have reconstructed Earth's temperature history back to the end of the last Ice Age.
Scientists have discovered two new stars that are said to be the third-closest star system to the Sun. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. The discovery was made by Kevin Luhman, an associate professor of...
Molten rock may have been presenton the Moon's surface more recently and for longer periods than previously thought, a new study has found, which may help determine the exact age of the Earth's natural satellite.
Seven months after NASA's rover Curiosity landed on Mars to assess if the planet most like Earth had the ingredients for life, scientists have their answer: Yes.
A study led by an Indian-origin researcher from the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found key features in proteins needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments.
Prof Rolf Heuer, director general of European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN has confirmed the discovery of Higgs Boson, saying its quantum properties were as predicted for a Higgs.
NASA’s Swift satellite has uncovered the previously unknown remains of a shattered star while performing an extensive X-ray survey of our galaxy’s central regions.