The 4-year old MAVEN mission will start making elliptical orbits closer to Mars' surface and prepare for its role as a future data-relay system for NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 rover.
This week, NASA made a formal request for private companies to propose future lunar technologies, with responses due by the end of next month.
The moon is shrouded by darkness and then re-emerges with dynamic color and activity in a new time-lapse video featuring this past weekend's total lunar eclipse.
Overnight from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019, millions of people in North and South America can enjoy a full hour of a total lunar eclipse.
Catch the January 2019 total lunar eclipse on your digital devices if weather or circumstances prevent direct viewing of the marvelous celestial event.
The new television series "Roswell, New Mexico" premieres tonight (Jan. 15) at 9:00 p.m. EST, blending aliens with young adult drama.
Make sure to check out the full lunar eclipse occurring overnight from Sunday (Jan. 20) to Monday (Jan. 21), visible from all of North and South America.
The landing site of China's Chang'e 4 lunar mission is a special region that could reveal clues about the moon's formation and the history of the solar system.
Holiday decorations glimmer under our roofs this season, and so, too, do celestial formations light up our largest home — the universe.
Two astronauts and a cosmonaut are scheduled to return home days before Christmas, and one crewmember comes bearing a special gift: breathtaking video footage from space.
The Parker Solar Probe is doing well after its first flyby of the sun, and it will soon begin returning groundbreaking data about how our star behaves.
If holiday travel seems daunting, keep in mind that Comet 46P/Wirtanen traveled all the way from Jupiter's orbit to visit this season.
In an effort to better grasp the sun's past, present and future, Colombian and Spanish researchers made visualizations that meld the last 400 years of recorded solar observations.
The delectably named SPECULOOS project has achieved first light, according to a Dec. 5 statement by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Four months ago, people in a small Madagascar town caught sight of a fireball shooting across the early-evening sky. Its boom was so loud, the ground shook.
A monster black hole acts like a mechanical pump in a cosmic fountain, and researchers speculate that this phenomenon may be common.
Viewing parties around the world will tune in this Monday (Nov. 26) to watch NASA's latest Martian probe finally attempt to land on the Red Planet.
In the middle of a lengthy spacewalk to assemble part of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao could see nothing but a blue-marbled Earth swirling above his head.