Humans have dominated the planet in a way no other life form has ever done - but for how long is this sustainable ?
Astronomers recently detected a number of large (albeit benign) asteroids obscured by the glare of the Sun.
The space agency has confirmed that its recent mission successfully altered the trajectory of the target asteroid.
The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was enormous - but it was by no means the largest ever to hit our planet.
Astronomers have announced that they have identified a relatively nearby exoplanet with the potential to host alien life.
The next-generation space telescope has achieved what astronomers are calling 'a transformative moment'.
Scientists have identified a relatively nearby exoplanet that appears to be made up almost entirely of water.
Two astrophysicists explore the possibilities of using the new telescope to analyze the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.
A new study has suggested that extraterrestrials could hitch a ride across the cosmos on rogue extrasolar worlds.
Images of anomalous objects on the Red Planet have been doing the rounds for years, but none of them are quite what they seem.
These giant 'scratches' on the surface of the Red Planet were captured on camera by ESA's Mars Express orbiter.
A theoretical new type of telescope could make it possible to obtain close-up views of extrasolar worlds.
The act of destroying the Moon was put forward as a way to solve many of our planet's problems.
Over the last 30 years, scientists have succeeded in identifying a staggering 5,000 planets in distant solar systems.
The potential existence of an undiscovered planet in our own solar system has intrigued astronomers for years.
A new study has looked into the possibility that our planet is not simply a ball of water, metal and rock.
Could our planet one day stop spinning and what would happen if it actually did ?
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown opening situated 62 miles beneath the planet's surface.
Scientists have highlighted the key role that iron has played in the evolution of life on Earth.
Astronomers have identified a new extrasolar planet that is thought to be comprised of more than 80% iron.