Chicago Area Woman Wins Custody Battle For Bag Of Moon DustNeil Armstrong collected the rocks and dust during the U.S.'s first manned lunar landing. Nancy Lee Carlson bought the artifact in a government auction, but NASA balked at giving it to her.
A System With Seven Earth-Sized Planets, Found Not So Far AwayAstronomers have discovered seven roughly Earth-size planets very close to a cool dwarf star some 39 light years from Earth.
SpaceX Launches Rocket From NASA's Historic Moon PadA SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.
Chicago-Born Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family.
Northwestern Scientists Prepare For End Of Historic Space StudyNorthwestern University was hosting a viewing party Tuesday to watch astronaut Scott Kelly return from a nearly year-long trip to space as part of an unprecedented study on the long-term effects of spaceflight on the human body.
Stunning 'Earth Rise' Image Released By NASAAbout 50 years after Earthlings first saw its planet from the surface of the moon, NASA has released a stunning image of the Home Planet rising above the lunar surface.
NASA Says They’ve Discovered Evidence Of Water On MarsNASA researchers make a game changing discovery on Mars. Everything we thought we knew about the red planet is turned upside down.
Classic 'Blue Marble' Image Of Earth Gets An UpdateThe image is iconic, timeless.
A Love Note From Space: Pluto Like You Have Never Seen It BeforeCulminating a nearly 10 year, three billion mile journey, earthlings on Tuesday were treated to the most detailed images of Pluto since the dwarf planet was discovered 85 years ago.
Sen. Kirk Pushing To Maintain Funding For Grants Promoting Interest In Space, ScienceSenator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.
Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him 'Unfit' For PresidencyIt’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's position is no different.