An ancient Syrian village was destroyed by a fireball from the sky, scientists suspect.
The Perseverance rover, the centerpiece of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, will pick up where Curiosity left off, searching for signs of past life, but with better technology.
In January 2020, Space.com had the chance to get up close and personal with the Daniel K. Inoye Solar Telescope, the world’s largest solar telescope.
NASA astronauts may use suborbital flights as training opportunities, while human exploration of the moon could open the door to more science.
Since launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has provided amazing images that have led to discoveries. Explore Hubble's history and facts.
Plumes from Jupiter’s moon Europa could provide insights about the interior of the moon, but their deposits remain hidden.
The neutron-star merger that showered the solar system with its precious metals was fairly close and fairly recent.
Planets like Saturn's moon Titan, one of the most potentially habitable places in the solar system, could reveal their secrets to future telescopes.
Three teams of astronomers have been fascinated by an alien world known as K2-18b. But what's all the fuss about?
A new satellite will provide more detailed information about rising sea levels and other changes in Earth's oceans. Meet Sentinel-6/Jason-CS.
A year after New Horizons buzzed its second target, Arrokoth, a wealth of science has been revealed.
A black hole was photographed, the farthest flyby was completed, and a beloved rover was proclaimed dead. Follow us through the highs and lows of 2019 space science.
If you've been holding out hope that some Ewoks survived the apocalypse at the end of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," you should probably squash it.
Scientists have spotted an incredibly weird, 'impossible' white dwarf star in a discovery that suggests these objects are even more common than suspected.
On Monday, students across the U.S. will use Mercury's transit to measure the distance between Earth and the sun.
Asteroids and comets hidden in Jupiter's shadow may be in "safe mode" now, but a small change could send them flying towards Earth.
Once upon a time, a spacecraft made a dramatic quest to a distant land to bring back a treasure — and some science.