Staring out into space is a time-tested technique for making long journeys pass more quickly, but not one often applied at the scale of the solar system.
The next great observatory is sharpening its vision and can now boast a clear view of a single star.
As planetary scientists resumed meeting in person, Venus experts had something special to celebrate.
Take three black holes and throw them into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole and things get really weird, really fast.
Young stars surround a supermassive black hole in a stunning new image captured by an instrument designed to search for dark energy.
A flock of wild turkeys has gotten a little too interested in space exploration, so a NASA facility is helping the hefty birds explore a nice reserve instead.
The next time a space rock races through the solar system from beyond, humans will be a little more prepared to unlock its secrets.
Scientists watching the skies for asteroids that may threaten Earth have hit a new milestone, spotting the 10,000th sizable space rock that circles the sun near Earth's orbit.
The hottest commodity in astronomy these days is time — specifically, time using NASA's brand-new, ultra-powerful observatory.
The team behind NASA's James Webb Space Telescope released some of the first images from the much-anticipated observatory on Friday (Feb. 11).
It's been more than a year since scientists lost one of the most iconic telescopes ever built — and yet the collapse remains something of a mystery.
It's been a full year since the United Arab Emirates made history when its first-ever interplanetary mission slipped into orbit around Mars.
India plans to give landing on the moon a second try with its Chandrayaan 3 mission, which is now targeted to launch in August.
Scientists spotted two space rocks that may be Earth's freshest asteroid neighbors, but have to wait until 2033 to see them again.
NASA is preparing for the day its astronauts explore the south pole of the moon by heading underwater with the lights out.
NASA won't roll its first moon-bound megarocket out to the launch pad any earlier than March, again delaying the launch of its Artemis 1 mission.
Scientists have spotted the first evidence of an alien world with an atmosphere that's layered like Earth's — although perhaps a little too toasty for human tastes.
As Comet Leonard bid farewell to Earth and flew past Venus, a sun-studying spacecraft flew through the comet's long tail, giving humans a new perspective on the icy wanderer.
The first animals reached space in 1947, but it wasn't until 1960 that animals orbited Earth and landed safely.
Three months after launch, a new NASA asteroid spacecraft is still getting settled into its life beyond Earth.
It's been a busy four years for NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the scientists who seek planets in its data.
Watch the sun set from a particularly dark patch of Earth and you may spot a triangle of what scientists call zodiacal light extending from where our star passed below the horizon.