The spacecraft touched down in the Utah desert after a seven-year journey to and from the asteroid Bennu.
The discovery marks the oldest known evidence of wood logs being crafted and joined together to create a structure.
Fox Mulder himself has offered up a rather unconventional explanation for why aliens might visit the Earth.
Archaeologists have revealed the discovery of a unique and fascinating tomb in northern Peru.
Prof Jim Bell takes a look at the first ever spacecraft to journey to a metallic asteroid and what it could teach us.
Some conspiracy theorists had been expecting the non-existent planet Nibiru to collide with the Earth on Friday.
The idea of harvesting solar energy in space and returning it to the Earth has been around for decades.
The immortal Star Trek actor called into question the idea that aliens would travel all the way to Earth and then 'hide'.
Palaeontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of what could be the heaviest creature that ever lived.
Earth Sciences Professor Thomas Gernon takes a look at recent research into the secrets of diamonds.
Astronomers have been attempting to understand the nature of a distant object known only as GPMJ1839-10.
We assume that aliens would be peaceful, but what if we contacted a civilization that wanted to colonize Earth ?
Archaeologists have unearthed two hand axes in deep Ice Age sediments - and they are absolutely enormous.
It might sound unthinkable, but is our universe simply the interior of a black hole that is situated within another universe ?
We have had a profound impact on our planet, but what would happen if we all simply disappeared ?
Prof Katharina Brinkert explores the importance of photosynthesis and its potential role in our survival on other worlds.
Pathologist Dr. Garry Nolan remains adamant that aliens have not only been to Earth already, but that they are still here.
This figure might sound a lot, but it is actually quite a bit smaller than previous estimates had suggested.
Astrophysicist Michael Garrett takes a look at what inquisitive aliens might be able to find out by observing our planet.
The space agency has stressed that there may be very little warning that a disruptive solar storm is about to hit the Earth.