Inspired by the meteor that took everyone by surprise when it exploded over Russia and informed by the recommendations of astronauts, the U.N.’s General Assembly approved plans to set up an international body to protect Earth from wayward space rocks.
The Mars Curiosity Rover found that about one part in every 50 of Mars' soil is made up of water.
NASA's long-lived Voyager probe crossed into interstellar space last year, becoming the first man-made object to leave the solar system after being launched from earth 36 years ago.
Mid June China's latest manned spacecraft successfully blasted off on a 15-day mission to dock with their space lab and educate young people about science
New view of Big Bang’s afterglow shows universe is even older than we thought by 80 million years
Mars once had all the right conditions to support living microbes, suggests a chemical analysis by the Curiosity rover.
Mid February, a meteor that scientists estimate weighed nine tonnes streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains, setting off blasts that injured some 1100 people and frightened countless more.
Astronomers hunting for Earth-like planets now have many places to look. A new estimate released suggested the Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 17 billion planets similar in size to our planet.