China aims to launch a bold sample-return mission just three years from now, according to the nation's state-run Xinhua news agency.
An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of this year — that is, as far as we know.
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang.
This is the last photo that the Israeli moon lander named "Beresheet" took before it crashed into the surface of the moon in a failed landing attempt last week.
NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them.
Fortunately, we're getting to the point where we can see potentially hazardous objects coming — and maybe even do something about it.
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it.
If the idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth keeps you up at night, spare a thought for a mission called NEOWISE, which reincarnated a former astrophysics spacecraft to hunt for nearby space rocks.
It took eight telescopes across the planet a week to produce the black hole image that stunned the world last week, but it took scientists much longer to teach those instruments to work together.
A NASA piggyback experiment may have survived the April 11 crash of Israel's Beresheet moon lander, experts said.
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes linking special black holes that probably don't exist.
Two little robots, wearable tech and more weird science will launch to the International Space Station in a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft.
The first meteor to hit Earth from interstellar space — and the second observed interstellar visitor overall — may have just been discovered, a new study finds.
A third world lurks in the two-star Kepler-47 system, and it's bigger than its two previously known siblings, a new study reports.
Researchers have found a piece of a comet — an object made up of ice and dust — inside of a space rock known as a stony meteorite.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted the planet, as well as a weird "sub-Neptune" world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth.
Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon, suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds.