Five sites on the far side of the moon have brand-new names, thanks to China's Chang'e-4 mission that touched down on Jan. 3 at a location now known as Statio Tianhe.
Astronomers think they've found a new clue in their continuing quest to solve one of the most substantial mysteries of the cosmos: where about a third of the universe's matter is hiding.
NASA has given up on trying to make contact with its long-silent Opportunity rover on Mars, but the loss of the 15-year resident doesn't spell the end of Mars rovers.
Come 2023, NASA will have a new eye tracking the heavens and looking to solve some of the greatest scientific mysteries we know of.
NASA has officially stopped trying to contact its Opportunity rover on Mars, but before the robot went silent, it claimed a dramatic record: farthest distance driven on another planetary body.
NASA's InSight Mars lander has successfully deployed its final instrument, a heat probe nicknamed the "mole" for its plan to burrow into the Martian regolith.
NASA is launching a new research partnership to tackle the search for life beyond Earth, including life that may look very different from the kinds we're familiar with.
Hard on the heels of the discovery of a potential massive impact crater deep under the Greenland ice sheet, scientists think they may have found yet another such structure nearby.
A test fire of SpaceX's newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company's next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.
NASA and pop star Ariana Grande exchanged tweets today (Feb. 8) after her new album included a song titled with the space agency's acronym.
In "The Last Jedi," "Star Wars" fans saw things they'd never seen before in the universe. Porgs, sure, and Canto Bight's casino wonderland — and books.
If you don't like your local weather, perhaps you would prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune — and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet's current conditions.
What does a star feel like? A team of scientists put astronomy on a vibrating sound stage in order to tackle such questions.
The first commercial landers to touch down on the moon should do so by the end of 2021, and they have a long list of scientific questions to tackle when they do.
It's official: 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, scientists at NASA and NOAA confirmed in a report released today (Feb. 6).
The first small spacecraft to ever leave Earth's orbit have been silent for more than a month, NASA said today (Feb. 5) in an announcement about the pair of Mars Cube One probes nicknamed MarCO.
'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by a busted-up comet.
Scientists peering at an alien solar system have spotted a pair of planets so different that their traits may be evidence of a massive collision.