The United States has set new guidelines for launching safe and sustainable nuclear spacecraft on future missions to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Apollo 11 carried the first geologic samples from the moon back to Earth — and NASA has finally released footage of researchers examining those lunar samples for signs of life.
An upgrade to the optic technology on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been used to improve the eyesight of humans on Earth.
NASA selected eight new research teams to study the moon, near-Earth asteroids and the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos.
NASA's next Mars rover gets one step closer to its launch next summer with the installation of a pair of high-definition cameras.
Neptune's largest moon Triton boasts a unique icy mixture of carbon monoxide and nitrogen, which could help astronomers better understand the conditions of other distant, alien worlds.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked a total of 60,000 laps around Mars, during which time the probe has collected invaluable data about the planet's surface and atmosphere.
Astronauts on the International Space Station will begin testing an innovative algae-powered bioreactor to assess its feasibility for future long-duration space missions.
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program funds 18 project proposals. The projects are aimed to design and test technology concepts for potential future NASA missions.
Astronomers have assembled a mosaic of nearly 7,500 images taken of the distant universe, creating the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies ever made.
An internal memo to some workers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is warning that employees could be fired for sharing images after a video of SpaceX's Crew Dragon explosion leaked online last week.
Astronomers found the size of the smallest star measured to date by tracking the shadows of nearby asteroids.
Russia may soon decommission its most historic launch site, from which the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was lofted into space.
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang.
Astronomers have detected "plasma rain" pouring down over the solar surface, which may explain why the sun's outer atmosphere is so much hotter than the star's surface.
The International Space Station stands out against the lunar backdrop in a series of stunning new photos from NASA.
New data from the European Southern Observatory shows raging storm clouds of iron and silicates swirling above a distant exoplanet.
A Japanese spacecraft studying the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu beamed home new data revealing that the space rock has less water than scientists expected.
A new image from the European Southern Observatory captures a cosmic bat tucked away in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation.
A new featurette for the highly anticipated "Captain Marvel" offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the visual effects were crafted for IMAX screens.
Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive structures found in the universe — and apparently they sound pretty spooky, too.
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