NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission taught astronomers how little they know about space rocks. They might be only a few hundreds of feet wide, but their geology appears surprisingly complex.
The European Very Large Telescope in Chile has photographed a planet orbiting a star in a multi-star system that sits some 480 light-years from Earth.
When the OSIRIS-REx probe arrived at asteroid Bennu, it found a body that looked and behaved quite differently from what scientists had expected.
Satellites observe Hurricane Lee swirl above the Atlantic Ocean as it makes its way toward the Canadian coast for a Saturday landfall.
Satellite measurements have revealed the extent of ground movement caused by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Morocco last week, killing nearly 3,000 people.
Satellite images reveal the scale of destruction wrought by medicane Daniel on Libya, where temporary lakes and river systems sprang up across the desert landscape.
A big telescope on the moon could peer deeper into the universe than the famed James Webb Telescope and perhaps even help find life on exoplanets, scientists say.
Satellites watched as a rare Mediterranean hurricane, or "medicane," named Daniel swirled above the Sahara Desert, bringing catastrophic flooding to Libya.
New electronic devices designed to power antennas of the world's largest radio telescope are so quiet that they'll cause less disturbance than a mobile phone on the moon.
Watch ferocious hurricanes Jova and Lee spring up above the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean through the eyes of satellites.
A newly discovered space rock about 6.5 feet wide (2 meters) zipped past Earth today at a distance five times closer than GPS satellites orbit.
The European Solar Orbiter spacecraft has peered into yet unexplored parts of the sun's atmosphere thanks to a simple hack to its main camera.
Tiny devices on satellites could soon track small pieces of space debris that are invisible to existing space junk monitoring systems but capable of destroying spacecraft if they collide with it.
The European Space Agency won't know when its delayed heavy-lift Ariane 6 rocket will make its debut flight until at least the end of October when the main testing is supposed to be completed.
The ozone hole above Antarctica has opened up unusually early this year. Scientists think the Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption that sent shockwaves around the world in January 2022 may be to blame.
India's Chandrayaan-3 lunar rover and lander have completed their primary mission goals and have been placed into sleep mode ahead of the upcoming two-week lunar night.
When it comes to disclosing information and informing taxpayers how it handles their money, the European Space Agency has far fewer obligations than NASA. But is such status justified?
A three-decades old Soviet satellite has disintegrated in orbit some 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) above Earth, likely following a space debris strike.
India's Pragyan moon rover photographed its mothership, the Vikram lander, for the first time as the two continue their exploration halfway through the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Satellites watched as a temporary city sprang up in the Nevada desert, where the famed Burning Man "radical self-expression" festival kicked off on Monday (Aug. 28).
Ukraine's former space chief thinks lost international collaborations are causing even greater harm to his nation's space sector than Russian missile strikes.
The first images from NASA's new space-borne air pollution sensor reveal how levels of toxic pollutants change within a day across the United States.
Watch India's Chandrayaan-3's Pragyan rover step onto the moon's surface for the first time and have its picture taken from orbit.
Satellite images reveal mass destruction of emperor penguin colonies in climate change-stricken Antarctica as sea ice melts underneath the birds' feet.