NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission will return pieces of asteroid Bennu to Earth on Sept. 24, 2023. Follow the historic landing live here.
Asteroid Bennu is the space rock with the highest known probability of hitting Earth in the next 200 years. NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will help us protect ourselves.
Reference See the phase of the moon tonight and the rest of the moon phases for 2023, and when you can see them.
Astronauts and satellites tracked Hurricane Nigel from space as the storm made its way across the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists with NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission are confident that the planned Sept. 24 asteroid sample landing will go as planned.
A rocket carrying a Space Force surveillance satellite may have created a hole in the ionosphere as it shot into space. The launch was carried out with just 27 hours' notice, which is a new record.
The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a source of carbon, a vital ingredient for life, on Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite recorded higher sea levels off California, indicating a marine heat wave.
Artemis 2 moon astronauts went to Canada for a geology trip to a crater, similar to what they will see on their lunar trip in 2024. Joining them were other astronauts and top geology experts.
Three teams have progressed through to the final round of the MagQuest Challenge to design a better way of measuring the shifts in the geomagnetic field.
During the two upcoming solar eclipses, the National Eclipse Ballooning Project (NEBP) will be livestreaming and doing science above 99.5% of the atmosphere.
Reference Winter Solstice has long marked a time of rebirth, behind it are fascinating astronomical events.
Alexandru Lupsasca and Michael Johnson won the physics prize for their work on photon spheres — weird rings of light around black holes that may reveal a theory of quantum gravity.
These massive particles could shed light on dark matter by revealing how this mysterious substance interacts with "normal" matter.
Mikhail Ivanov, Oliver Philcox, and Marko Simonović won the New Horizons Award for their work on large scale structures — the strands and filaments of our universe which contain buried clues to its most fundamental properties.
The sun-kissing spacecraft watched as dust particles were displaced across 6 million miles (9.7 million kilometers).
The star T CrB flares up every 80 years. A document from 1217 could help confirm its regularity.
Reference Earth's global average surface temperature is approximately 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). But it's on the rise.
A faint "bridge" of gas connects two colliding galaxies in a new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope.
There may be less water ice trapped in the permanently shadowed regions on the moon than previously thought.