Decades ago, Donald Johanson found fossils of an early hominin that would rewrite scientists' understanding of our species. Now, he'll watch a spacecraft named for the discovery blast off Earth.
Today (Oct. 15), Space Chat will explore what's new in space, including William Shatner's emotional spaceflight, China's second ISS launch and some amazing new space science!
A meteorite that landed in British Columbia crashed through a roof and narrowly missed hitting a woman who was asleep in her bed at the time.
Mysterious radio signals may blast out from auroras on distant stars triggered by hidden planets, a new study finds.
The first-ever discovery of a planet orbiting a dead star suggests that some worlds in our solar system have a chance to survive the sun's violent demise some five billion years from now.
Spacecraft have visited most pockets of the solar system by now, but a new region is about to come under the robotic inspection: the two clumps of asteroids that flank mighty Jupiter in its orbit.
Scientists have used a new method to analyse the composition of ancient grains in meteorites with unprecedented accuracy to shed light on their mysterious origin.
Wigner crystals have been theorized for more than 80 years, but this is the first time the elusive crystals have been captured in an image.
A solar storm hit Earth and brought with it a spectacular light show visible as far south as New York.
A cargo ship carrying the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope arrived in French Guiana on Tuesday (Oct. 12), wrapping up a 16-day ocean voyage that covered 5,800 miles (9,300 kilometers).
Satellites have observed the intensifying eruption on the Spain-owned island of La Palma over the weekend as new streams of lava spilled out of the Cumbre Vieja volcano after its crater collapsed.
The new satellite is the first designed and built by the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Cubesats, UAVs, and their Applications (or CUAVA for short).
People have long claimed they can hear the northern lights, saying the sounds include eerie whizzing, crackling and buzzing. Is it just an auditory illusion?
NASA's next asteroid-bound mission to explore the earliest days of our solar system is nearly ready to launch.
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Klaus Hasselmann helped to shape a ground-breaking Earth-observation space mission that paved the way for the modern study of our planet's environment.
NASA has big plans to fight against climate change and its devastating global impacts with a new climate action plan the agency released on Thursday (Oct. 7).
Satellite images released by NASA's Earth Observatory show concentric rings of clouds forming above the erupting volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands.