A previously unknown giant planet may have been discovered lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, US scientists announced.
Liquid water has been observed on the planet Mars which makes it far more likely that life could be found there, the US space agency NASA said.
A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history.
All eyes will be on the skies for a total solar eclipse expected to offer spectacular views, if only in the far northern Svalbard archipelago and Faroe Islands.
The first complete solar eclipse of the year is going to take place on March 20, 15 hours prior to the astronomical spring in the Northern hemisphere - equinox.
Many space objects remain undiscovered and some of them pose a threat to the Earth. Astrophysicist Victor Teifel says it is time to build a special station for detection of asteroids in Kazakhstan.
Rosetta mission had become a tale of heroics in deep space, with the secrets of the Solar System at stake.
Robot probe Philae uploaded a slew of data to Earth from a deep-space comet that it drilled into long after its onboard battery was feared to have died.
Europe's comet probe Philae was "working well" despite a rough-and-tumble touchdown that left it partly shadowed from battery-boosting sunlight.
2014 Perseid meteor shower will be visible in Kazakhstan at night today, August 13.
The Tian Shan Astronomical Observatory in the mountains near Almaty, Kazakhstan has completed modernising its two telescopes.
Construction on the world's largest optical telescope began with a bang, as workers demolished a hilltop in Chile's Atacama desert.
Astronomers have spotted the "Godzilla" of all Earths, a huge rocky planet orbiting a star 560 light years away that is changing scientists' understanding of the origins of the universe.
Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.
A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born.
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun.
Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.
The coldest place in the universe -- just one degree above absolute zero, the temperatures at which all atoms freeze -- is the Boomerang Nebula.
Six Chinese scientists who were banned from a NASA astronomy conference are now welcome to register, resolving an international row over academic discrimination.
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