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.
NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon and large asteroids roaming our solar system have more in common than previously thought.
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.
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.
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.
Science enthusiasts will measure the shortest shadow at Wednesday noon on the equinox day, when the Sun shines directly overhead as viewed from the Earth, making the night and day equally long.
Scientists have looked at glaciers which behave independently from the ice sheet, despite having some physical connection to it, and those which are not connected at all to help them improve the predictions of the future contribution of Greenland’s ice to sea-level rise.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
As part of an incredibly bizarre contest, 22 lucky winners from around the world will get a chance to travel to outer space in 2014.
Scientists' hopes that last summer's triumphant trapping of the particle that shaped the post-Big Bang universe would quickly open the way into exotic new realms of physics like string theory and new dimensions have faded this past week.
A recently discovered Comet will make a very close approach to Mars in October 2014, NASA scientists have revealed.