The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passes above Earth tonight and might be visible from parts of the U.S. and western Africa with either simple binoculars or an amateur telescope.
Earthlike planets that dance in sync around a nearby dim star couldn't have been bombarded by space rocks in their early formative years like our planet was, a study suggests.
Researchers have created the first-ever map of the Martian underground by listening to the sound of wind reverberating through the layers of soil and rock near Mars' equator.
An experimental spacecraft testing solar sail space propulsion is still riding the sunbeams in Earth's orbit more than two and a half years after its launch.
The Hera mission will follow NASA's DART asteroid-deflecting spacecraft to the binary space rock Didymos and detail the aftermath of DART's collision with the smaller of the two asteroids.
Skywatchers across North America and beyond got a first class view of the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years, though for some, weather ruined the experience.
A new space mission announced today (Nov. 16) will look for habitable planets in the Alpha Centauri system, our closest stellar neighbors.
Debris created by the anti-satellite missile test conducted by Russia yesterday will pose a threat to satellites in orbit as well as crews at the International Space Station for years to come.
Huge amounts of uncounted emissions of highly warming greenhouse gas methane are being released by "super-emitters," satellite observations reveal.
Comet 67P, which famously hosted the first-ever cometary lander in 2014, made its closest approach to Earth on Friday (Nov. 12).
A brilliant fireball lit up the night sky just after a SpaceX rocket launched the Crew-3 NASA mission late Wednesday (Nov. 10).
Mysterious near-Earth object Kamo'oalewa is the first known space rock made of what looks like lunar material, a new study reveals. It may have split off the moon in an ancient asteroid collision.
Europe's climate is warming much faster than the rest of the world and scientists are still trying to understand why.
Scientists have released the largest catalog of gravitational wave detections to date, shedding new light on interactions of the most massive objects in the universe, black holes and neutron stars.
Astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed the most spectacular aurora display of their entire mission over the weekend after a massive blast of material from the sun reached our planet.
A new space mission will measure how much heat gets trapped in Earth's atmosphere to help gauge whether humankind makes any progress in tackling the fast progressing climate change.
Corn is one of the world's most important crops but it may soon take a hit from the progressing climate change, throwing global food security into turmoil, a new study by NASA found.
Astronomers have detected traces of water in one of the oldest known galaxies proving for the first time that the life-giving substance played a role in the formation of the earliest stars.
A digital replica of Earth could help scientists better model the future of our planet and find solutions to problems wrought by climate change.
Satellites will play a key role in helping the world slash its methane emissions in line with the global pledge introduced by the U.S. President Joe Biden at the COP26 climate change conference.
A new space mission will track human-made emissions of greenhouse gases from space to help keep the world on track to meet climate change mitigation targets.
One of the strangest comets in the solar system has been erupting with unpredictable bright outbursts since late September and nobody knows why.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has kicked off in the Scottish city of Glasgow, welcoming world leaders, experts and activists to look for ways to slow down climate change.