The U.S. Northeast woke up to a "horribly smoky day" on Wednesday (June 7) as a low-pressure system funnels toxic smoke from wildfires in Canada across the Atlantic Coast.
Parabolic flights produce reduced gravity by following a wild trajectory of steep climbs and nerve-racking dives. The experience is out of this world, but for this reporter it had its challenges.
The James Webb Space Telescope spotted water in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-18 b, which reaches nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit (2,700 degrees Celsius).
One of the brightest stars in the night sky has been getting oddly brighter, prompting speculations that it might soon explode in a supernova. Can we really expect that celestial spectacle?
The James Webb Space Telescope has found a 6,000 mile-long plume of water squirting into space from Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus, creating a massive watery cloud in the planet's orbit.
Japanese company ispace revealed that an unexpected lunar terrain feature led the Hakuto-R lander's onboard computer to misjudge its altitude, leading to the crash.
1,000 Lego astronauts traveled near the edge of space on stratospheric balloons and returned safely to Earth on a specially designed landing platform resembling a mini space shuttle.
The close proximity of supernova 2023ifx and the amount of observations gathered since its discovery may lead to major advances in stellar death forecasting.
Veteran parabolic flight pilot Eric Delesalle sits down with Space.com to talk about what it takes to create weightlessness and lunar gravity in a plane.
European scientists used a parabolic flight mimicking lunar gravity to test a device that might one day help astronauts transport material on the moon.
Reference Frequencies of light invisible to the human eye reveal a vast amount of information about our universe. But it took decades for scientists to learn how to view this hidden cosmos.
An American weather satellite witnessed the semi-successful debut launch of SpaceX's Starship megarocket from space.
The sun may reach the peak of its current solar cycle in 2024, one year ahead of official predictions, new research reveals. But solar mayhem may still occur in the next five years.
The European aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled a new concept space habitat that will be more spacious and comfortable than existing space stations.
Europe's Jupiter explorer JUICE missed its first one-second launch window on Thursday, April 13, because of bad weather at the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Europe's Jupiter mission JUICE has only one second a day to launch to hit the correct trajectory that will take it to the gas giant planet in eight years' time.
The European Earth-observing satellite Pleiades Neo snapped a rare sequence of images capturing the giant planet Jupiter and its moons.
Europe's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer mission is set to launch for its 8-year cruise to the solar system's largest planet on Friday at 8:14 EDT (1214 GMT) and you can watch it live via Space.com.
What will Europe's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) tell us about the presence of life in the vicinity of the solar system's largest planet?
Europe's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) is setting out for an ambitious tour of Jupiter's moons. But it will only take a brief glimpse of the potentially life-harboring Europa. Here's why.
A powerful solar flare knocked out radio communications on Earth last night in what space weather forecasters fear might be the beginning of a spell of rough space weather in the coming days.
The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen blinded all of NASA's flagship gamma-ray missions last year. This tiny Eastern European cubesat, however, didn't get overwhelmed.
The atmospheres of gas giant planets across the Milky Way galaxy can be very different from those in the solar system, the James Webb Space Telescope has found.
A huge amount of water may be trapped in beads of glass strewn across the moon's surface, an analysis of lunar soil samples delivered by China's Chang'e-5 probe revealed.