China will launch a two-man space mission, Shenzhou 11, on Monday, officials with the space programme said, taking the country closer to its ambition of setting up a permanent manned space station by 2022.
A comet struck our home planet a long time ago and it could have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming event caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, suggests new research.
A team of scientists and legal experts unveiled proposals for the "first nation state in space" named after Asgardia, one of the mythical worlds of Norse gods. Citizenship is open to all.
Nasa scientists are using simulated 'Martian gardens' to learn which plants astronauts might be able to grow during future manned missions to Mars.
UFO conspiracy theorists allege that Nasa shut down a live stream video recording from the International Space Station (ISS) just minutes after the UFO was spotted.
This is the 37th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C35) and it will launch the satellites at 9.12 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, according to Isro.
The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was proclaimed at 16 September in 1994 by the UN General Assembly. The day was selected to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the ozone layer.
August 2016 is the warmest month in 136 years of modern record-keeping, continuing a streak of 11 consecutive months dating back to October last year that broke high-temperature records, according to Nasa.
A team of astronomers has identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the universe are formed.
Lake Tanganyika is known for diverse species, many of which are unique to the lake, with hundreds of species found nowhere else
An unmanned, no-frills North Korean moon mission in the not-too-distant future isn't as far-fetched as it might seem.
Jade Rabbit, or Yutu in Chinese, posted a final farewell on its Twitter-like Weibo microblog, questioning whether it would one day be returned to Earth.
The decision to cut the link to Philae was taken to save energy on mothership Rosetta.
Israeli scientists at the Institute of Technology in Haifa have proposed an innovative system for harvesting safe drinking water from air.
Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy — identical sisters of Dolly, though born 11 years later — were "in pretty good health", according to researchers.
The Kepler space telescope has spotted four rocky alien planets that orbit the same star — two of the four might just be capable of supporting life, the website adds.
Nasa's Juno spacecraft has sent the first-ever image of the gas giant Jupiter and three of its four moons to the Earth as it continues orbiting the planet.
Scientists have discovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies about 718,000 light-years away in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood.
Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments
Studying gravitational waves can reveal important information about cataclysmic astrophysical events involving black holes and neutron stars.