Firefighters protected the historic observatory as the wildfire crept dangerously close.
Satellites have snapped true-color images of the West Coast wildfires and also detected aerosols caused by the burning material.
A cosmonaut has bioengineered human cartilage tissue at the International Space Station for the first time, according to a new study.
Citizen scientists recently helped direct astronomers to a pair of objects that straddle the line between planets and stars.
There are many items on the habitability checklist, and Europa may have experienced an important life-supporting phenomenon.
Two researchers investigated the dynamics of Saturn's churning atmosphere to figure out what sorts of planetary fluid dynamics are creating its mystifying hexagon.
Two of Babak Tafreshi's major astrophotography programs were canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, he told Space.com.
There are already several robotic missions to the Red Planet, and sending humans there is an exciting future prospect.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, native Hawaiians who oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea in Hawaii have reduced their presence on the mountainside.
Amid natural disasters and a spreading pandemic, three Puerto Rican students found hope in a project to restore an abandoned observatory on their university's campus.
This year's best meteor shower might be the Geminids in December, but if you don't want to skywatch in the cold, the summertime Perseids will also put on a show.
The procedure to ensure that astronauts don't bring an illness to the International Space Station is under evaluation as NASA enacts tactics to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The first launch of NASA's back-to-the moon program has slipped into the second half of next year, but 2024 remains the target for the first crewed lunar landing since the Apollo days.
17-year-old high school student Wolf Cukier made a major discovery on the third day of his NASA internship, when he noticed the telltale signs of a distant planet orbiting two stars.
The Event Horizon Telescope captured the first picture of a black hole. How did Fortnite's black hole compare?
This week, NASA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a sensitive spacecraft that has shown the world never-before-seen imagery of the sun.
One of NASA's great telescopes will go offline today (Jan. 30) after 16.5 years of observations that helped to paint a more complete picture of the universe.
This rare finding was made by "accident," according to the research team that found the super-outburst.
A high school junior found a distant planet that orbits two stars, one of just a dozen such worlds known to scientists.
A new 3D movie highlights the Crab Nebula, beginning with its location in the constellation Taurus and zooming in to show off its dynamic features.
Auroras and satellite function might be influenced by ''bubbles'' of plasma near the tail of Earth's magnetosphere.
Two cosmic love birds lit the way to the discovery of dark matter, and a new Hubble image features a behemoth galaxy that played a part in the groundbreaking finding.