They start with a bang and end up gobbling up everything near them.
Indian engineers have a new, ambitious timeline for putting its astronauts in space, according to a recent set of comments from government leaders, who say the country will achieve the feat by 2022.
Six years after discovering the Higgs boson, physicists have observed how the particle decays — a monumental contribution to scientists' understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics and the universe at large, study researchers said.
This week's "Ask A Spaceman" episode explores the radiation echo of the Big Bang that formed our universe. While we can't see it with our eyes, this radiation surrounds us everywhere.
Before too much longer, you could start seeing NASA astronauts' smiling faces on cereal boxes, and Mars rovers emblazoned with corporate logos just like race cars.
NASA's Gemini 5 mission launched astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad on a record-breaking mission (for the time) on Aug. 21, 1965. See photos from the historic mission here!
The New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to a distant solar system object and has spotted its destination — on its first try and from more than 100 million miles (170 million kilometers) away.
The European Space Agency and Russia are working together to investigate the moon's resources — specifically, water ice and other volatiles at the lunar poles.
NEW YORK — Turn back the clock and walk through life with NASA moonwalker Buzz Aldrin in "1969: The Second Man," an inventive new musical that opened here today (Aug. 28). Space.com attended a dress rehearsal of the production on August 23.
An innovative laser experiment from the CERN lab in Switzerland has brought physicists one step closer to understanding mysterious antimatter.
There are internal disagreements in the military space community over what takes precedence: war fighting or providing services to the rest of the armed forces.
Our sun shapes every day of our lives and always has — and if there's life on alien worlds, the same will be equally true of their stars.
A fireball lit up the sky over the Australian city of Perth today (Aug. 28), reportedly generating a powerful shockwave that rattled houses in the area — and some observers caught the dramatic event on video.
A NASA concept vehicle for exploring the sweeping terrains of planets and moons can now rove around a much smaller, more personal surface: the palm of your hand. Matchbox has released a toy version of NASA's Space Exploration Vehicle, or SEV.
For the first time, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have unambiguously detected Higgs bosons decaying into a matter-antimatter pair of bottom quarks.
The building blocks of life might have had a cosmic origin before hitching a ride to the early Earth on meteorites.
Some 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, a monster galaxy can be seen forming stars 1,000 times faster than the Milky Way does. It's less of a mess than researchers expected — but its frenetic pace can't last.