Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, who landed on the moon over 51 years ago, received his first COVID-19 vaccine yesterday (Jan. 18).
This week, NASA revealed that 2020 tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record. So what does this mean for the future of our planet and life on Earth?
You can put yourself on the scene virtually for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday (Jan. 20), thanks to the space-photo app Spelfie.
The core stage of NASA's giant Space Launch System moon rocket is in good shape despite its early shutdown during a crucial test this past weekend, agency officials said.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft kicked off the new year with another close approach to the sun on Sunday (Jan. 17) as the sun's activity picks up from a lull when the probe launched.
Hot on the heels of successfully snagging hunks of space rock in October, the scientists behind NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission are contemplating sending the spacecraft to study the asteroid Apophis.
The haze shrouding Pluto might be made up of ice crystals possessing cyanide hearts, a new study finds.
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SpaceX will launch its first batch of Starlink satellites in 2021 on Tuesday (Jan. 19) to expand the company's growing megaconstellation and you can watch the action live online.
Data from the now-destroyed Arecibo radio telescope has revealed a bizarre new type of hybrid venomous spider star.
Three years ago, two neutron stars collided in a cataclysmic crash, the first such merger ever observed directly. Naturally, scientists kept their eye on it — and now, something strange is happening.
A citizen scientist group has created the most complete map to date of brown dwarfs neighboring our solar system.
Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second test flight — and also successfully deployed 10 satellites.
An "Old Faithful"-like event in space may shed light on the nature of stars nearby supermassive black holes embedded in galaxies.
NASA fired up the core stage of its massive new megarocket Saturday (Jan. 16) in a critical test that appeared to shut down early.
The small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab called off its first launch of 2021 from New Zealand Saturday (Jan. 16) due to some strange sensor readings ahead of liftoff.