Professor Stephen Hawking is hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, and it promises to be out of this world. Based on the questions posed so far, the famed physicist will answer user questions on artificial intelligence, alien life and much more.
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.
Astronomers have created the largest ever 3D map of our galaxy’s cosmic dust. It covers three quarters of Earth's sky, using data collected from as many as 800 million stars. The results have been turned into a series of unique “fly-through” videos.
The handshake in orbit was a critical event in a temporary thaw in US-Soviet relations known as détente: a period when the two superpowers tried to steer away from confrontation and toward peaceful coexistence after the US had withdrawn from Vietnam.
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.
From a something of a fireball to a bit of a black hole – a newly released collage comprised of 20 photos taken from space by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show how the sun’s look changes with its level of activity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law establishing a sixth state corporation, Roscosmos, which is expected to improve the management of space systems and strengthen the country’s security.