These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
NASA's Mars Perseverance mission is days away from landing on Jezero Crater, a place thought to once have been an ancient lake.
Mars may not be ready to escape the spotlight just yet, even after receiving its third Earthly mission this month.
On Feb. 9, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency aims to successfully bring its first interplanetary mission into orbit around Mars.
Congress wants a report investigating the December collapse of the iconic radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory by late February.
This year saw a new age of sample-retrieval missions, protests against a telescope, an incredible visit from a dazzling comet and the ''great conjunction'' of Saturn and Jupiter.
Saturn and Jupiter shared a rare "great conjunction" on Dec. 21 that thrilled skywatchers around the world.
The only total solar eclipse of 2020 dazzled spectators in South America, and some lucked out even as overcast skies threatened to put a damper on an incredible celestial event.
On Monday (Dec. 14), a total solar eclipse will sweep across South America's cone, from Chile to Argentina.
On Monday (Dec. 14) parts of South America will be briefly plunged into darkness by a total solar eclipse.
NASA powered up the core stage of its new Space Launch System on Saturday (Dec. 5), kicking off the penultimate "green run" test of its next-generation megarocket.
Virgin Orbit announced that its LauncherOne rocket will soon perform in its second demonstration flight.
Modern astronomy is going through a new chapter of sample-retrieval missions, which started with the Apollo program.
In a new video, five of the spacefarers living on the orbiting laboratory share what packaged food they would be eating.
The Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight into tomorrow morning (Oct. 20-21), and the moon will be dim enough that skygazers might be able to see one or several of these shooting stars.
The fluid that cushions the human brain redistributes in the skull during spaceflight, according to a new study.
Several months ago, the historic Mount Wilson Observatory in southern California made an extraordinary observation.
The spacecraft will drop off its precious parcels and then swing back out into space towards another rocky destination.
World Space Week is held each year from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, and this year's programming will focus on satellites.
Satellites have snapped true-color images of the West Coast wildfires and also detected aerosols caused by the burning material.