Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life.
This Monday (June 24), the nonprofit organization The Planetary Society will launch LightSail 2, the first spacecraft propelled solely by sunlight.
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract.
SpaceX's megarocket, the Falcon Heavy, is poised for flight. Perched atop NASA's historic Pad 39A, the behemoth will lift off sometime during a 4-hour window that opens late tonight (June 24).
A research team discovered two Earth-like planets in our cosmic backyard, and they reside in the perfect zone for water to form on their presumably rocky surfaces.
On Tuesday (June 18), the project announced that it's made the largest data release ever in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
Draco the Dragon is well worth spotting this week, as it is particularly bright in the northern sky, winding around the Little Dipper.
The smash hit film "Apollo 11," made entirely of archival NASA footage, pays a thrilling homage to the historic mission. Tonight, CNN premieres the film on television for all to enjoy.
If you weren't born when the first crewed moon-landing mission launched — or you want to relive the experience — USA Today's two augmented reality apps will take you step by step through history.