Billions of locusts have been swarming in eastern Africa for months, ravaging crops and threatening the food source for millions of people. NASA satellites are coming to the rescue.
On April 1, 1960, the U.S. launched its first weather satellite into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
Three bright planets line up across the predawn sky above the New York City skyline in these gorgeous views by local photographer Alexander Krivenyshev.
The bright planets Mars and Saturn will tango in the predawn sky on Tuesday (March 31). You can catch them above the southeast horizon before sunrise.
The "evening star" Venus will meet up with the waxing, crescent moon in the night sky this weekend. You can spot the celestial pair above the western horizon after sunset.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
China successfully launched three new military surveillance satellites into orbit on a Long March 2C rocket today (March 24).
A large and "potentially hazardous" asteroid is poised to fly by Earth next month, but don't worry — it poses no threat to Earth.
Early Friday morning (March 20), Jupiter and Mars will make a close approach, and you can catch them together with Saturn and the crescent moon.
If the coronavirus pandemic has you stuck at home and yearning for some space exploration, here are some free space projects and activities to keep you occupied.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the International Space Station, NASA astronauts share photos of Ireland from space.
NASA has still not decided whether it will require Boeing to do a second uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft, which failed to reach the International Space Station in December.
The Red Planet briefly disappeared behind the moon for skywatchers in North America on Tuesday (Feb. 18), providing a rare celestial treat for early risers and astrophotographers.
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two new satellites for Japan and South Korea from French Guiana today (Feb. 18) at 5:18 p.m. EST (2218 GMT), and you can watch it live online.
The first flight of NASA's Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule was originally scheduled to launch this year, but the mission is now expected to slip to 2021.
Starliner's crew module could have "bumped" into its service module after separation if Boeing hadn't caught the error.
Three Expedition 61 crewmembers will leave the International Space Station and return to Earth Thursday (Feb. 6), and you can watch their journey home live online.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus NG-12 cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station today (Jan. 31) and will spend the next month completing a secondary mission before meeting its fiery demise.
A prototype of SpaceX's Starship Mars-colonization spacecraft blew its lid in a crucial pressure test late Tuesday night (Jan. 28).
Tonight (Jan. 28), you can catch the crescent moon make a close approach to Venus in the evening sky.
A new memorial for Félicette, the first and only cat to go to space, has arrived at its permanent home at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
The waning crescent moon will form a triangle with the Red Planet and the bright star Antares in the morning sky on Monday (Jan. 20), and you can catch the trio in the morning sky before dawn.
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