Could Mars have little microbes living in its dust?
The world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma treats astronomers to a starlit performance at the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
Scientists think they've stumbled on a new cache of water ice on Mars — and not just any ice but a layered mix of ice and sand representing the last traces of long-lost polar ice caps.
India is now gearing up for the July launch of Chandrayaan-2, a robotic lunar orbiter/lander/rover combo that is slated to touch down at a predetermined site close to the lunar south pole.
NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names for inclusion on microchips that will fly aboard the life-hunting Mars 2020 rover, which is scheduled to launch next summer.
The 2019 World Science Festival kicks off this week in New York City! Hear from its founder, Brian Greene.
New video views of Earth show our planet in stunning high-definition, courtesy of a newly-launched 4K video-streaming platform.
Rocky was napping in a doghouse in Costa Rica on April 23 when a small meteorite punctured the roof. The dog was fine, but couldn't hope to match scientists' interest in fetching the stray meteorite.
Earlier this month, engineers put the Mars 2020 rover's fully assembled spacecraft through some tests at the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
NASA is getting ready to launch living creatures to deep space for the first time in nearly five decades.
The newly translated book "Finding Our Place in the Universe" details how scientists discovered the vast supercluster of galaxies that contains the Milky Way.
Haumea's ring is too faint to be seen from planet Earth, so astronomers have turned to context clues to find out more about these particles.
Ours is a moon with two faces: The nearside boasts a thinner and smoother crust, the farside is dotted by impact craters left nearly undisturbed by lava flows.
Buried oceans like the one sloshing beneath the icy surface of the Jupiter moon Europa may be far more common across the cosmos than scientists had imagined.
Scientists may be one step closer to solving the mystery of water on the moon; the secret may lie in a synergistic interaction between the solar wind, micrometeorites and moon dust.
The Giant Magellan Telescope has notched some important milestones on its path to 'first light' in the mid-2020s.