715 newly discovered alien worlds were announced this year, including the first Earth-sized planet, which might support life.
Following two years of technical upgrades, CERN's Large Hadron Collider is scheduled to resume operation in early 2015.
Although Mars remains the prime target for future manned space exploration, NASA scientists have put forward an innovative idea which may allow humans to more easily venture to Venus instead.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about a new billion dollar surveillance blimp.
The sun unleashed a massive solar flare late on Friday, causing a radio blackout for certain parts of the Earth.
Impeded by a malfunction back in May 2013, NASA's Kepler spacecraft (pictured in illustration) is once again finding alien planets.
According to new studies, 300 ft. tall dunes on Saturn's moon Titan are formed by short, powerful bursts of wind, in contrast to how sand dunes form over time on Earth.
Researchers in South Africa say the Golden Ratio, a mathematical constant of 1.618 which can be seen in spiral shapes throughout nature, may govern space-time itself.
After two years of wrangling over its $1.3 billion dollar cost, construction on the world's largest telescope has been allowed to commence.
DNA testing has confirmed that a skeleton found under a UK parking lot is indeed that of the medieval king, Richard III.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including articles about ripples in space-time, and Area 51 'burial grounds.'
This Friday, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first exploration of Mars, nearly 90,000 messages will be beamed to the Red Planet.
Jupiter's moon Europa appears in a breathtaking new light via a digitally remastered image released by NASA.
Black holes are among the strangest objects in the universe and now a European research team has discovered something even more peculiar about them. Observations made by the Very Large Telescope in Chile reveal that black holes are aligned with each other...
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about a Roswell UFO researcher who claims to have a picture of aliens.
The mystery behind the color in Jupiter's Great Red Spot has apparently been solved.
As the Philae probe continues its scientific work on Comet67P, one of the more surprising discoveries to already emerge from the Rosetta mission was the detection of a cosmic 'song' emitted from the celestial body.
A NASA experiment has detected a vast background glow in the dark space between galaxies which is as bright as the infrared light coming from all known galaxies combined.
The Cassini spacecraft recently captured a stunning photo of Saturn and its moon Titan shining as crescents against the black of space.
The commercial space industry has been left reeling from a catastrophic week which saw two separate disasters befall the burgeoning field.
A massive solar flare erupted from a giant sunspot on the face of the sun on Friday afternoon, triggering a strong radio blackout.
A comet had a close flyby of Mars this past Sunday, October 19th.
George Knapp shares a number of recent items have caught his attention including an article about the feasibility of the Mars One project.
Aimed at studying the health and habits of threatened killer whales off the coast of British Columbia, the study utilizes a specially-designed hexacopter drone which hovers, unnoticed, a mere 100 feet above the majestic mammals and allows for...
After a record-breaking 22 months in space, the Air Force's clandestine craft known as 'X-37B' will be returning to Earth this week. The purpose behind the vehicle's marathon stay in space remains highly classified, spawning suspicions that it was being...
A recently released NASA photograph shows the strange hexagon vortex on Saturn which has continued to puzzle scientists.
The second blood moon (a lunar eclipse when the moon turns red) occurred on Wednesday morning, and was visible across many parts of the world.
A mysterious structure on Saturn's moon Titan has been detected. An odd island-like feature off Ligeia Mare-- one of the moon's large hydrocarbon seas, appears to have doubled in size over the last year.
A new invisibility cloak developed at the University of Rochester uses a simplified four-lens system that bends light around objects.