Time for another tantalizing glimpse of what alien solar systems might look like.
NASA may need more astronauts to meet its human spaceflight goals over the coming years, according to a new report from the agency's investigative office.
Astronomers have found evidence of a black hole snacking on a star in data gathered back in the 1980s, according to new research.
Another kind of countdown hit New York City's Times Square Friday (Jan. 7) as a commercial spaceflight company celebrated joining the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Unfolding the two side wings of the James Webb Space Telescope's golden primary mirror marks the last major task in assembling the observatory.
It's much easier for scientists to see the messy aftermath of stellar explosions than to watch the prelude to the drama.
NASA's new high-tech, low-temp observatory observatory is one step closer to gathering some cool science.
Reference Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is based on the idea that massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravity.
NASA personnel are spending the day studying the power subsystem of the massive James Webb Space Telescope to ensure the spacecraft is ready to execute a key procedure.
As COVID-19 infection rates rise once again, the leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) have canceled the major conference scheduled for early January.
NASA's new space observatory should have enough fuel to keep at science work for significantly longer than mission designs required, according to an agency update.
NASA's new $10 billion observatory is completing a nerve-wracking sequence of steps to reach its final configuration and location. Here's how to follow the process.
The first two seats of the sixth full-fledged NASA crew mission launched by SpaceX have been filled.
NASA's massive new space observatory has entered its most perilous phase yet as it begins the careful process of unfurling its delicate sunshield.
About 60 hours after launch, NASA's next-generation space observatory nailed the second of three required course-correction burns.
NASA and the astronomy community have poured $10 billion and more than two decades into just one piece of machinery. Now they are facing the moment of truth.
After more than two decades of development, NASA's next-generation space telescope is on the launch pad.
NASA's much-awaited next-generation space telescope is finally ready to launch — just as soon as the weather cooperates.
Several factors make Earth unique given what scientists know about the thousands of planets discovered to date.
Google is celebrating the 315th birthday of Émilie du Châtelet, who was a physicist, translator, philosopher despite the exclusion of women from physics at the time.