Ignorance may feel like bliss, but preparedness offers better odds of surviving what is to come. And when it comes to planetary defense, ignorance just became a bit more inevitable.
The United Arab Emirates' first foray beyond Earth's orbit is going so smoothly that the nation's Hope Mars mission will tackle some bonus observations before it reaches its destination.
Advocates hope to ensure the fate of astronomy in Puerto Rico in the wake of an announcement that the massive radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory would be decommissioned.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will decommission Arecibo Observatory's massive radio dish after damage has made the facility too dangerous to repair, the agency announced today (Nov. 19).
No one was expecting the snap on Nov. 6 as engineers at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico weighed their options for dealing with damage to the facility from a cable failure over the summer.
NASA and NOAA are monitoring the powerful Hurricane Iota as the record-breaking storm approaches Nicaragua and Honduras.
Holding a pristine piece of Mars in a lab on Earth is among the most ambitious dreams of planetary scientists, and NASA and its European counterpart want to make the dream a reality.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that he has received mixed results from tests meant to diagnose infections of the novel coronavirus.
A relic of the early days of spaceflight has likely come back to pay a brief visit to its planet of origin, according to months of observations of a near-Earth object dubbed 2020 SO.
Scientists may have caught the blinding flash of a dense magnetic star forming from the collision of two neutron stars.
The famed Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has suffered another major blow in a difficult year that has seen two snapped cables damage the fragile dish.
More perspectives often make for stronger problem solving — and it never hurts if one of those perspectives comes from high above the issue.
Scientists think they have identified a lava world so dramatic that it might boast a thin regional atmosphere of vaporized rock where it is closest to its star.
Saturn's moon Titan just keeps getting weirder — and more tantalizing when it comes to scientists' hopes for life beyond Earth.
If all goes according to plan, the U.S. Space Force will soon have its first service member in orbit.
NASA's asteroid-sampling maneuver last week was so successful that the spacecraft will begin stowing its new souvenirs today (Oct. 27) to avoid losing rock by idling around.
NASA wants you to get excited about the moon — or more specifically, about a mysterious new science result the agency plans to unveil on today (Oct. 26).
NASA is choosing between human missions to the moon and a robotic mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa as the agency manages its limited supply of megarockets in the coming years.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins shared her voting selfie from orbit after stating before her launch earlier this month that she would cast her ballot from the International Space Station.
If you're looking for more space in your life, look no farther: The stars have aligned to bring your four separate space events today (Oct. 21).
Today, NASA will attempt to grab tiny pieces of an asteroid called Bennu — and to mark the occasion, the agency has created a 360-degree video that will take you along for the ride.