For the first time, a quantum computer has solved a problem that a traditional computer, for all practical purposes, cannot, researchers reported today (Oct. 23).
With the return of the Space.com forums, we're hosting an AMA with NASA JPL's Charles White, aka the "Space Pope."
The Mars science community is concerned that the growing costs of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission could affect the availability of funds for other robotic missions.
For the first time, scientists have detected a newly born heavy element in space, forged in the aftermath of a collision between a pair of dead stars known as neutron stars.
Israel had pinned its hopes on becoming the fourth country to land softly on the moon, and although the country's team failed on the first try, it still intends to try to claim that coveted title.
Thousands of planets may form and orbit around the kind of supermassive black holes found in the cores of most, if not all, galaxies, a new study finds.
An astronaut on the space station will practice remotely driving a robot on the moon in the ESA ANALOG-1 experiment this November.
Japan has its eyes on the moon, with two new partnerships designed to advance the country's lunar goals.
A full moon glows over the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile in this view captured by astrophotographer Gerard Hüdepohl.
Gabriela González talks about the LIGO Collaboration's gravitational-wave discoveries during a special public lecture today (Oct. 23) at 7 pm EDT (2300 GMT). Watch it live here.
On October 23, 2007, the space shuttle Discovery launched the Harmony module to the International Space Station. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
The next 50 years of human spaceflight will surely see a proliferation of private companies working alongside government agencies – but how they will work together is a matter of intense debate.
The first mission to visit a mysterious swarm of asteroids that circle the sun along Jupiter's path has cleared an important hurdle on the way to its 2021 launch.
You might not recognize Peebles' name, but he theorized the existence of dark matter and has been a key player in painting the portrait of the universe that we now understand.
The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic's manufacturing subsidiary, recently wrapped up a landmark "Power On" test of the third SpaceShipTwo vehicle, which is being assembled in Mojave, California.
Agency chief Jim Bridenstine announced last week that Douglas Loverro has been named the agency’s new associate administrator for its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group's members would like to get a mission off the ground as soon as possible.
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