Astronomers are on the hunt for traces of gold on the surfaces of some of the oldest stars in the universe in order to find the origins of heavy metals in the cosmos.
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration.
NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model that effort on the space station’s commercial cargo program.
As astrophysicists prepare to begin their next decadal survey, other scientists and members of Congress endorsed the overall process even as they suggested some changes.
Ten years ago today, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) soared into space atop an Atlas 5 rocket, together with the agency's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS).
A citizen-science project is asking people to trace spiral galaxies to help astronomers find intermediate-mass black holes.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter launched 10 years ago today and will likely guide future human moon landings.
On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
Saturn has been looking stunning lately, and it's preparing to dance close to the moon to display an incredible celestial illusion.
A NASA mission to an ancient iron-nickel hunk has entered its final design phase, a key milestone on the way to reaching the distant destination in the mid-2020s.
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better protecting people on Earth from falling debris as satellites re-enter our atmosphere.
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is finally ready to attempt flight by light. Here's what to expect from the June 24 launch!
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies the radio signals we rely on.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with the launch of a new type of doughnut.
With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.
The spacecraft that carried the crew of the first moon landing to and from Earth 50 years ago has just had its current mission extended.