A NASA contest is offering cash prizes for the best inflatable space loft design dreamed up by college students.
A satellite pivotal to modern space communications is now retiring after a long career of coordinating signals and facilitating polar-based astronomy research.
A cluster of glowing magnetic loops burst from a particularly active spot on the sun's surface and were photographed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A tiny moon orbiting Saturn has been caught creating ripples in the trademark rings around the gas giant planet in new photos from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
NASA's next Mars rover just got a new set of wheels and an innovative suspension system in preparation for its journey to the red planet.
Fountains of dust on the moon could be launched high into the sky to create a glowing crescent of light along the boundary between night and day, a new model suggests.
A stunning new photo of deep space from a European telescope has revealed busy star-forming nebula awash in picturesque interstellar gas and dust.
Stars forming the Milky Way originated not from the Big Bang, but from galactic collisions that ripped apart smaller groups of stars, a new study finds.
A new photo taken by a NASA space telescope has revealed the brilliant southern pinwheel galaxy in a new light, though it’s a cosmic half-pint when compared to our own Milky Way.
A new space camera designed to watch the sun from its perch aboard an advanced weather satellite has taken its first photograph of our nearest star.
For the first time in 30 years, the Planetary Society has named a new chief, and it’s Bill Nye the Science Guy.
A unique case of forensic astronomy uncovers the historic reality of a celestial event forgotten in time yet referenced in a poem by Walt Whitman.
NASA engineers have revived the far-flung Voyager 2 probe on the fringe of the solar system after correcting a single incorrect computer bit in the spacecraft's memory that inexplicably went awry.
The wispy tendrils of gas and dust that make up the heart of the distant Soul Nebula stand out in a recent photograph from a NASA space telescope.
A swarm of distant galaxies hidden behind a pervasive veil of cosmic fog has been seen for the first time by telescope European infrared space telescope.
An interstellar cloud has been caught in the act of building huge stars, giving scientists a tantalizing glimpse into how such massive stars form.