Spacecraft have visited most pockets of the solar system by now, but a new region is about to come under the robotic inspection: the two clumps of asteroids that flank mighty Jupiter in its orbit.
NASA's newest asteroid mission, a spacecraft targeting space rocks that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter, is ready to begin its journey.
China's new moon-rock treasure trove may be a billion years younger than the material the Apollo program brought home decades ago, according to new research.
Mars-bound landers and rovers may not need to undergo quite such stringent cleaning procedures as they previously have before leaving Earth.
When NASA's most recent Mars lander trekked out to the Red Planet, it had historic company: two tiny cubesats, the first to leave the relative safety of Earth orbit.
Actor William Shatner and a Blue Origin vice president will fill the last two seats on the company's second crewed flight.
With Blue Origin's second crewed flight less than two weeks away, the company is facing scathing allegations about its culture and the safety of its suborbital launch system, New Shepard.
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur shared three photos of the massive Hurricane Sam as seen from the International Space Station.
By diligently tracing dashcam footage from a particularly spectacular fireball seen over central Europe in February 2020, a team of scientists hit pay dirt on three fragments of space rock.
A whopping 20 new scientific papers use data gathered by a host of radio dishes perched high in the Chilean desert to tease apart the mysteries of how planets form.
Climate change on Earth — and the brutal repercussions it causes — might interfere with the search for life far beyond our own planet.
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei will stay in space until March, giving him a record-setting spaceflight.
New observations of an asteroid shaped like a dog bone and its two tiny moons have given scientists insight into how the strange trio came to be.
NASA's long-awaited and high-powered James Webb Space Telescope won't begin observations this year after NASA and its counterpart the European Space Agency (ESA) announced another launch delay.
The most powerful tool for scientists studying asteroids in the neighborhood around Earth is planetary radar, a technique astronomers have just used on their 1,001st asteroid to date.
Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein will be a spectacle for more than a decade to come, even though its discovery was a matter of luck.
Astronauts living and working on the International Space Station continue to monitor fires burning across California during a particularly serious fire season.
Vesta, a massive world in the solar system's asteroid belt, sports two huge trough features that have long puzzled scientists, and it doesn't look like the mystery will be solved anytime soon.