NASA will touch a space rock tomorrow in a milestone event for what the agency considers a crucial field of study: asteroid science.
As soon as he saw the data, Paul Chodas knew something was strange about the near-Earth object that had been designated 2020 SO.
Cosmonauts are making progress in the fight against the small air leak that has beleaguered the International Space Station for months, according to Russian reports.
It's a long, looping journey from Earth through the inner solar system to reach Mercury, but scenery can make any circuitous trip more exciting.
Three astronauts made a record-setting jaunt to the International Space Station, and another astronaut already in orbit caught stunning photos of the launch.
Satellites are monitoring Hurricane Delta, now a Category 3 storm targeting the already-battered Gulf Coast after making a first landfall on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
The United Arab Emirates has joined the roll-call of nations looking to visit the moon, with a lunar rover named Rashid scheduled to launch in 2024.
What will astronauts wear on the big day when they step foot on the moon as the first humans to do so in more than 50 years?
Europe's new telescope studying alien planets has created its first detailed portrait of a world, and it's a weird one: hot and tilted around a warped star.
California continues to face devastating fires this year, which NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy continues to monitor from his outpost on the International Space Station.
Tens of millions of years ago, the corpse of a star stole away too much gas from a neighbor and exploded, becoming a beacon in the cosmos — one that took a full year to fade away.
SpaceX aborted the launch of a batch of Starlink satellites on Oct. 1, 2020, due to an anomalous ground-sensor reading.
SpaceX and NASA are preparing for the first full-fledged crew flight to the International Space Station, which will look similar — but not identical — to the crewed test flight this summer.
If you had a few billion dollars and some of the most talented space scientists and engineers in the world, where would you go?
Every once in a while, orbital trajectories and fate's gravity conspire to let Earth briefly adopt a miniature moon to join us for a few measures of our planet's constant dance around the sun.
To date, planetary scientists have built spacecraft and astrophysicists have built space telescopes. But the time has come to change that, some solar system researchers say.
NASA astronauts and leadership took to Twitter over the weekend to mark the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday (Sept. 18).
MIT astronomer Sara Seager has a quest: to find a second Earth. That scientific quest has developed and persisted against the backdrop of a personal life full of adventure, love and heartbreak.
Suddenly, a mission to investigate whether Venus might be hospitable to life after all doesn't seem quite so outlandish.
For 18 months, NASA has focused on landing astronauts in 2024 near the moon's south pole, but that last piece of the directive may need to take a back seat if executing the mission gets too tricky.
Each star system is a unique paintbrush in the cosmos, and astronomers are finally beginning to understand why.
Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 storm early Wednesday morning (Sept. 16) as satellites monitored the storm from space.
We're officially nine months into solar cycle 25, scientists have confirmed, and it will likely look much like its predecessor, which ran from 2008 to 2019.