Europe's Gaia space telescope creates the most comprehensive map of the Milky Way, allowing astronomers to study our galaxy's distant past, as well as its future.
New data from Europe's Gaia mission will enable astronomers to reconstruct how the Milky Way assembled by devouring groups of stars arriving from intergalactic space.
Europe's Comet Interceptor probe will lurk in space, waiting for a pristine interstellar comet to zoom by.
European aerospace company Airbus will send a 3D printer to the International Space Station next year as a first step in its plans to set up an orbital satellite factory.
Russia wants to restart a German black-hole searching telescope aboard a Russian satellite; the telescope was mothballed on German orders in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
An asteroid the size of three blue whales just zoomed past Earth. But don't worry, Earthlings were not at risk.
The upcoming release of data by the European Gaia mission will allow astronomers to map the farthest reaches of our Milky Way galaxy and see much finer details in the galaxy's structure.
Here are four big scientific questions about the Milky Way that astronomers hope to solve with the upcoming data dump from the European Gaia galaxy-charting mission.
NASA's flying telescope SOFIA has been watching an eclipse of a binary star, allowing astronomers to study how the two exchange stardust.
A stunning time-lapse photograph showing the May 15 total lunar eclipse and aurora above the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica.
A new type of slowly traveling magnetic wave discovered inside Earth may shed light on some unexplained fluctuations in the planet's magnetic field.
Three greenhouse gas-detecting satellites will travel to space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 25 to improve emissions monitoring from space.
Dust particles produced by the largest comet outburst ever detected will be visible even to amateur ground-based telescopes this summer, a study found.
NASA's Lucy spacecraft, which is currently on its way to asteroids orbiting the sun at the same distance as Jupiter, watched the moon disappear during the total lunar eclipse on May 15.
A new computer simulation suggests that dwarf planet Ceres may have been flung by the gravity of gas giant Jupiter into the asteroid belt during the volatile era of planet formation.
The strange door-like feature discovered in a martian cliff earlier this month is perfectly natural but provides a "doorway into the past", said NASA.
Satellite antennas can be 3D-printed in space with the help of sunlight using a new patented technique that promises to do away with clunky satellite parts that take up space in a rocket.
A new record-breaking set of images of the sun captured by the Solar Orbiter probe during its close pass of the star in March reveals a plethora of never-before-seen details.
U.K. rocket start-up Skyrora claims that Europe's largest-ever rocket launch is being held up by bureaucratic obstacles in Iceland's spaceflight licensing process.
Astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed stunning views of the lunar eclipse on the night of May 15.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai volcanic eruption in January triggered stronger-than-hurricane winds in the highest layer of Earth's atmosphere, above the edge of space.
The first total lunar eclipse of 2022 has arrived! Here is what you can expect as you enjoy the celestial show.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Reinhard Genzel talks to Space.com about outstanding questions about the black hole at the center of our galaxy that scientists want to answer.
U.K. rocket firm Orbex has unveiled a prototype of its environmentally friendly Prime micro-launcher as it prepares for a debut launch in just a few months.