These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had to devise some creative sleeping arrangements, because the orbiting lab is a little crowded right now.
Mars' ancient history is interesting to scientists because if the arid planet was once warm and wet, it may have been habitable to life.
The big day is nearly here for the team behind NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity, who've spent six years developing the first aircraft to fly on the Red Planet.
A spacecraft carrying pristine asteroid samples and 4,000 megabytes of data recently flew away from the space rock Bennu.
Meteor showers are the occasional reminder that the solar system is full of dirty and icy clumps, but you wouldn't describe them that way when you see them shining across the night sky.
A new set of videos from a unique astronomy-music project transformed spacecraft data into celestial sound baths.
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.