In many ways, Venus shows us an Earth that could have been; the twin that grew up in a different environment.
A new generation of optically "fast" telescopes, connected to compact high-resolution video cameras, is poised to disrupt amateur astronomy — in a good way.
Looking at the night sky can be an inspiring moment for kids, and the right telescope can drive an interest in astronomy for a lifetime.
Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized 'GoTo' scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.
For beginners and young astronomers looking for a telescope that's easy to use, we recommend the Astro Fi 102 Maksutov-Cassegrain and Astro Fi 90 refractor scopes from Celestron.
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
The European-American Cassini spacecraft has found that three of Saturn's many moons likely host subsurface oceans and may be capable of supporting life.
On July 19, 2013, the Cassini-Huygens mission took a composite image of Saturn's rings with Venus, Mars, Earth and the moon in the background — and people on Earth waved at the distant camera.
Why do we love space movies? Space.com's resident film expert ruminates on the possibilities that arise when a story takes place off Earth.
Space.com sat down with Grace Potter to get her thoughts on the current state of space science, its effect on human consciousness and how it's intertwined with music.
Go in depth on "StarTalk", Neil deGrasse Tyson's TV talk show about science, with Space.com television producer and science journalist Dave Brody.