NASA researchers received an extra special gift this holiday season: a box of Apollo moon soil to study in the new year.
Gas halos surround some of the earliest galaxies in the universe, providing a reservoir of cool gas that fuels the growth of supermassive black holes.
Astronomers have captured the first image of the most distant star-forming galaxy ever observed with a telescope.
While black holes are famously known for devouring any matter that gets too close, these cosmic behemoths may have a nurturing side, too.
Gravitational-wave astronomy may help researchers paint a more complete picture of black hole activity.
Despite the apparent shrinkage of clouds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the storm itself is still going strong, new research suggests.
The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab unveiled a new rocket-building robot designed to speed up manufacturing of Electron launch vehicles.
The workout routine astronauts use to prepare for space may also benefit cancer patients by reducing the long-term side effects of medical care.
Spaceflight causes changes in astronauts' brain structure and function during extended missions, a new study shows.
A bright fireball meteor streaked across the night sky above Missouri Monday (Nov. 11), passing over St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch.
NASA's Mars 2020 rover was moved into a vacuum chamber and tested under Mars-like environmental conditions to prepare for its launch to the Red Planet next summer.
A new study shows how microgravity alters human heart muscle cells in space, helping astronauts better prepare for long-duration missions to Mars and beyond.
NASA has shared a trio of templates so you can carve your very own James Webb Space Telescope-themed pumpkin this Halloween.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed a major milestone with a successful test of the spacecraft's sun shield.
The BepiColombo spacecraft is en route to Mercury and has snapped several selfies to document its travel over the last year.
Scientists found streams of gas rotating in opposite directions around a distant, supermassive black hole, offering new clues for how black holes grew so rapidly in the early universe.
If you've ever thought about what it might be like to visit a black hole, NASA has shared a video and a few postcards that may have you reconsidering.
NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission has reached another milestone with a successful separation test of the descent stage that will deliver the six-wheeled robot to the surface of the Red Planet.
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano sent the United Nations an important message about climate change and the need to protect the future of our planet, in a new video from the space station.
A new tool developed by researchers at Northwestern University shows spaceflight consistently alters the diversity of bacteria in astronauts' guts.
Venus may have had a perfectly habitable environment for 2 to 3 billion years after the planet formed, suggesting life would have had ample time to emerge, according to a new study.