NASA has delayed the launch of its first-ever planetary defense mission aimed at deflecting potentially hazardous asteroids from colliding with Earth.
From its "Name the Rover" essay contest to the "Mission to Mars" student challenge, NASA has encouraged students to get involved in the Perseverance mission landing on the Red Planet today (Feb. 18).
NASA's next Mars rover is slated to touch down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021 in a crucial "seven minutes of terror" sequence that requires a careful and precise entry, descent and landing.
NASA's "Mission to Mars" challenge offers guided educational activities for students to celebrate the upcoming landing of the agency's Perseverance rover on the Red Planet.
NASA's Perseverance rover is slated to touch down in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. See images of the Perseverance mission in this Space.com gallery.
NASA selected Firefly Aerospace to deliver 10 scientific experiments and technology demonstrations to the moon in 2023.
Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday (Feb. 2) that he is stepping down this year to focus on other initiatives, including his spaceflight company Blue Origin.
The seven rocky planets orbiting the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 have remarkably similar densities, suggesting they likely have similar compositions, too.
A new space policy highlights the fundamental role of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in securing the United States' safety and economic growth.
A citizen scientist group has created the most complete map to date of brown dwarfs neighboring our solar system.
A rocky exoplanet known as TOI-561b was found circling one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The exoplanet is about 50% larger than Earth.
Scientists have uncovered new details about the mysterious origin of seismic activity on the sun during solar flares.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins harvested fresh radishes grown in space, opening new doors for producing food in microgravity to sustain future longer-term missions to the moon and Mars.
Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky today (Dec. 21) in an event astronomers call the "great conjunction," and you can watch it online with a host of webcasts.
Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Dec. 21 in an event astronomers call the "great conjunction" marking the planets' closest encounter in nearly 400 years.
SpaceX shared amazing footage of its Starship rocket as it belly-flopped through the atmosphere and exploded upon touchdown.
Skywatchers in southern South America were treated to a total solar eclipse on Monday (Dec. 14), and a weather satellite captured stunning views of the event from space.
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Kennedy Space Center today (Dec. 9) for the eighth meeting of the National Space Council, and you can watch it live online.
SpaceX's new Texas launch site will undergo an environmental review to prepare for the first flights of the company's new Starship spacecraft.
Space technology and prepared foods developed for astronauts will also help keep Americans safe this Thanksgiving, as many prepare for a socially distanced meal.
Scientists have discovered a cold, faint "super-planet" that has remained elusive to traditional infrared survey methods.
A bright green meteor streaked across the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia, and researchers caught the fireball on camera as it broke up over the ocean.
Scientists have uncovered new evidence of the mysterious fluorescent debris that makes up the Blue Ring Nebula.