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.
A chemical you've likely never heard of has burst into the news thanks to scientists' announcement that they have detected phosphine, which they say may be a sign of life, in the clouds of Venus.
Discovering life beyond Earth may well start with a sniff, a whiff of some chemical that scientists struggle to explain without invoking a strange, shadowy microbe.
Once again, scientists have realized that when it comes to dark matter, they are missing a piece or two of the puzzle.
For black holes, a collision doesn't have to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, new research suggests.