NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has released images of a shimmering "cosmic butterfly," or the Twin Jet Nebula, made up of an aging star's exposed core and a smaller star that create an illuminating rainbow in space.
With its interest in manned missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is looking for renewable ways to feed its astronauts for the long haul. So the space agency granted $200,000 a year to a project that recycles human poop into man-made food.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back to Earth the amazing and detailed photos of Pluto and its satellite Charon for the first time. They turned out to be far from dull balls of ice, with high mountains and deep canyons.
As new data comes in after NASA’s speedy New Horizons space probe successfully flew past Pluto, social networks have been flooded with images of the dwarf planet, discussing potential revelations and sharing fun Pluto-inspired fantasies.
After nine years and 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has breezed past Pluto, marking the first-ever close-up encounter with the dwarf planet. The historic flyby will provide long-awaited photos and data – assuming all went well.
Hundreds of thousands of NASA Spitzer space telescopes photos compiled in a single stunning video by YouTube user daveachuk present a unique chance for everyone to take a flight through the Milky Way, usually hidden under thick clouds of dust and gas.
NASA's Opportunity rover has roamed more than 26 miles across Mars over the past 11 years – and now you can watch its epic journey in just eight minutes, thanks to a time-lapse video released by the space agency.
British astronomers discovered five “supermassive” massive black holes, which have previously been hidden under layers of dust and gas. Scientists aren’t ruling out the existence of millions of giant black holes in the universe still hidden from view.