An amazing photo taken at the launch of the LADEE spacecraft by a NASA remote camera, captures what appears to be a startled frog leaping high into the air at the moment of liftoff.
NASA's latest spacecraft rocketed toward the Moon atop a Minotaur V rocket late Friday, lighting up the sky over Virginia.
NASA's newest probe, dubbed the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), will launch later this week.
A six-trillion-mile-long stretch of interstellar gas and dust resembling a caterpillar or tadpole has been spotted by Hubble.
At a geochemistry conference in Florence, Italy, scientist Steven Benner suggested that life on Earth may have been spawned as a result of a serendipitous Martian intervention
Using images taken over a 13-year span by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have assembled time-lapse video of a 5,000-light-year-long jet of superheated gas being ejected from a black hole at the center of a galaxy named M87.
A newly discovered planet has one of the shortest orbital periods ever detected by astronomers, speeding around its star once every 8.5 hours.
Colorado researchers have created a type of "ball lightning" in the laboratory, making clouds of plasma emerge from a solution.
Mysterious phenomena in the upper atmosphere known as Transient Luminous Events take place too fast for the naked eye to see.
The visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk (pictured) has introduced a plan for rapid transportation via a tube he calls the Hyperloop.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft is set to launch in 2016 on a mission to study a near-Earth asteroid.
An exoplanet glowing a dark magenta (pictured in an artist's illustration) has been discovered by infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.
In anticipation of next week's one year anniversary of NASA's Curiosity Rover landing on Mars, the space agency has released a time-lapse video which showcases the past twelve months of work done on the Red Planet.
Pictured is a reconstruction of the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism, believed to be an astronomical instrument of great precision.
NASA has received more than 400 submissions in response to the agency's Asteroid Initiative, a two-part proposal that aims to locate space rocks on a collision course with Earth as well as capture and place an asteroid into lunar orbit for future study.
Earlier this week NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg captured some stunning pictures of lightning storms from aboard the International Space Station
The Cassini spacecraft, currently near Saturn, some 900 million miles away, sent back a photo of how Earth appears at this distance.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including a report on a study that says sound waves can be used to levitate objects.
French researchers have discovered the largest virus ever seen on Earth. Dubbed the Pandoravirus, after the myth of Pandora's box, it measures 1,000 times bigger than the common flu virus by volume.
This is a beautiful landscape 3-D shot of the Curiosity rover on Mars, with its arm extended and preparing to drill the first-ever drill hole on Mars.
Boston Dynamics' latest robotic creation appears to have stepped right out of the Terminator movie series.
A scientist has suggested that at one time Earth may have had a second, smaller moon that survived for just a few million years before it collided into our current moon.
In more than a billion years from now, as our sun becomes hotter and brighter, the last surviving creatures will be...microbes.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including photos that may show the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane.
Around the star Gliese 667C, 22 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a solar system with 6 to 7 planets-- three of which orbit that sun's habitable zone.
George Knapp shares a number of items of interest including his I-Team report on a man's unknown identity, and an article on how the appearance of the human face could evolve.
Last weekend, a surprise solar storm sent a wave of charged particles into Earth's atmosphere, lighting up the sky in a dazzling display of color.
A 55-million year old fossil found in China is the oldest primate yet discovered.
At the Univ. of Minnesota, researchers have had success using the power of thought to guide a small aerial craft through an obstacle course.
An exoplanet about 300 light-years from Earth has been directly photographed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).