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.
Several former employees have gone public with allegations of sexual harassment experienced at SpaceX.
Less than a year after nailing its first interplanetary mission with a flawless Mars orbit insertion, the United Arab Emirates has selected its next destination: the asteroid belt.
Water ice may be lurking just a few feet below the Martian surface at one of the Red Planet's most dramatic sites.
Space exploration doesn't happen in a vacuum. Instead, our ideas of space exploration are shaped by our cultural contexts, according to architecture and urban design professor Fred Scharmen.
The asteroid impact that wiped out most dinosaurs may have taken place during the Northern Hemisphere's spring or early summer, according to new research on the infamous mass extinction.
The International Space Station dodged a fragment of a decades-old rocket body early Friday morning, continuing a stretch of space debris threats to the orbiting laboratory.
Two NASA astronauts will conduct a spacewalk previously scheduled for Tuesday (Nov. 30) on Thursday (Dec. 2) after the agency evaluated the risks posed by space debris.
A year later, scientists and Puerto Ricans are still reeling from the loss of the iconic Arecibo radio telescope.
Just because a spacecraft is sent to study the moon doesn't mean it can't do a little extra skywatching now and then.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has aced yet another Red Planet flight, the little chopper's 16th sortie.
Sometimes, spacecraft must be destroyed anyway. And sometimes, it takes destroying a spacecraft to get the maximum science out of a mission.
So you've heard that an asteroid could slam into Earth wreaking all sorts of havoc, but just how many space rocks out there threaten our planet?
For billions of years, chaos and the laws of physics have governed our solar system; next year, humans will take the reins and purposefully, in a calculated strike, adjust the orbit of an asteroid.
The seven astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station were forced to shelter in their transport vehicles when the station passed uncomfortably closed to orbital debris.
Someday, tucked away gathering dust in a nondescript warehouse, there will perhaps be a spacecraft waiting to be called to the launch pad, even as its builders pray it never flies.