/ Jul 30, 2017

Florida startup boldly sets sights on moon

The Florida startup Moon Express is setting its sights high: ambitiously shooting to become the first private company to launch a small, unmanned craft to the moon before the year's out. A big success could pave the way for scheduled flights to deliver scientific and ...

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

/ May 6, 2017

Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

The unmanned Cassini spacecraft, after completing two passes in the vast, unexplored area between Saturn's rings has discovered not much else there, researchers at NASA said. Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much — not even space dust — lies between ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on Wednesday

An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on Wednesday at an uncomfortably close distance. "Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size," ...

/ Mar 22, 2017

Scientists seek to reinstate Pluto to planet status

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a "dwarf planet" a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves to ...