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.
Three astronauts returned to Earth Wednesday on board a Russian Soyuz capsule after a half-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan.
More than 200,000 people from 140 countries have applied to go to Mars and never return.
NASA launched an unmanned spacecraft Friday that aims to study the Moon's atmosphere, the US space agency's third lunar probe in five years.
The meteor that injured over 1,500 people when it exploded and showered debris over Russia in February may have had a close shave with the Sun earlier.
Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids.
The dazzling success of NASA's rover Curiosity has paved the way for a human conquest of Mars, scientists say, almost one year after the groundbreaking probe first touched down on the Red Planet.
Russia will start transferring rented property at Baikonur cosmodrome to Kazakhstan with International Space Services company.
A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune -- the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet.
The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life.
Australia took a major step towards the ambitious Square Kilometre Array (SKA) astronomy project with the switching on Tuesday of a test telescope to explore the origins of the universe.
European astronomers said on Friday they had devised a technique to detect water in the atmosphere of planets orbiting other stars.
An unmanned Russian carrier rocket exploded on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, releasing tonnes of highly toxic fuel into the air in the space programme's latest disaster caught on live television.
India launched the first of seven satellites for its domestic satellite navigation network Tuesday, its space centre said, in the first step to creating a scaled down version of the US Global Positioning System.
NASA scientists said Friday they were testing a prototype of a robot the US space agency hopes to send to Mars in 2020 in Chile's Atacama desert.
The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries were blasted into Space.
China completed its longest manned space mission Wednesday as its Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and three crew members safely returned to Earth.
China was to launch its longest-ever manned space mission Tuesday, with its second woman astronaut among the crew, as it steps up its ambitious space programme, a symbol of the country's growing power.
A "dust trap" surrounding a young star could help explain how planets are formed.
A special delivery of peanut butter, pyjamas and parmesan cheese was blasted into the cosmos on Wednesday to bring some Earthly indulgences to the astronauts on board the ISS.
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