The European Space Agency believes it may have found a supervolcano on Mars that could have been the Red Planet’s equivalent of Yellowstone. The massive Siloe Patera crater is 40km x 30km and drops as low as 1,750 meters.
Russia's Audit Chamber has discovered $1.8 billion of financial violations in the Roscosmos space agency. According to Chamber head Tatyana Golikova, this included accounting violations, misuse of budget funds and inefficient spending on construction.
NASA astronomers have discovered the most luminous galaxy in space so far which shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns. It is also believed to have a behemoth black hole in its center, responsible for the brightness.
Astronomers at NASA have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture a very rare event: A star, dubbed 'Nasty 1,' cannibalizing another star nearby, and producing a giant, pancake-shaped gas disk in the process.
For the first time ever, the US Air Force’s X-37 unmanned space plane has gone into orbit on a mission not entirely classified. The USAF provided details on several civilian experiments aboard the drone shuttle, though much of the mission remains secret.
As NASA’s Pluto probe nears the planet, it managed to grab some spectacular photos of its small moons for the first time. The New Horizons spacecraft is now in position to view the entire Pluto family.
After years of delay, NASA has finally certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, designating it suitable for Category 2 space mission launches which carry “medium-risk” such as satellites and some of the less costly space probes.
The launch of the Russian Proton-M rocket went wrong when its telemetry seized. The rocket and its payload, a Mexican communication satellite, have burned up in the atmosphere, national space agency Roscosmos confirmed.
Why does matter exist in the universe? It's not a simple question, but NASA's Fermi space telescope may be on its way to an answer. The instrument has detected gamma rays which could provide scientists with clues surrounding the mystery of matter.
For the first time ever NASA astronomers have captured snapshots of white dwarf stars embarking on their 40-million-year epic migration from the "star-studded" center of an ancient star cluster to less populated environs.