For the first time ever, a NASA probe has performed a sample-snagging operation on an asteroid in deep space.
The ten solar panels for the European Space Agency's Juice (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) spacecraft are ready to be turned into solar wings.
NASA will touch a space rock tomorrow in a milestone event for what the agency considers a crucial field of study: asteroid science.
Two small asteroids will zip by Earth today (Oct. 19) at a range that's closer than the moon, in a double flyby that comes as NASA gears up to sample a space rock of its own.
NASA will broadcast an epic "touch and go" on Tuesday as a spacecraft descends toward asteroid Bennu to pick up a precious sample of dust.
As soon as he saw the data, Paul Chodas knew something was strange about the near-Earth object that had been designated 2020 SO.
China is operating a mission on the far side of the moon and is preparing to launch another this year to collect lunar samples — and it's already planning a new set of bold lunar missions.
A new test of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has proved the 20th Century physicist right again, this time using a supermassive black hole.
Six galaxies were trapped in orbit around a supermassive black hole during the early history of the universe, new observations reveal.
The fluid that cushions the human brain redistributes in the skull during spaceflight, according to a new study.
China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft have awoken for another lunar day on the far side of the moon, while on Earth the mission received a prestigious international award for its accomplishments.
This Friday (Oct. 16), "Space Chat" will explore NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, which is gearing up to capture an asteroid sample.
Several months ago, the historic Mount Wilson Observatory in southern California made an extraordinary observation.
It's a long, looping journey from Earth through the inner solar system to reach Mercury, but scenery can make any circuitous trip more exciting.
"The flat earthers, the anti vaxxers, the anti maskers are not on board with the progress of science. And the thing is, it affects all of us," Bill Nye said.
Mountains on Pluto have snowcaps that may have formed from the top down as opposed to the bottom up, the reverse of how snow caps form on Earth, a new study finds.
Two dozen alien worlds may be as good as or better than Earth for life as we know it, a new study finds.