NASA won't rename its highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, despite complaints that the moniker honors a man complicit in anti-gay discrimination.
Two cubesats designed to study the Earth's magnetic field and to look for exoplanets around nearby stars rode to space Monday (Sept. 27) with NASA's new Landsat 9 Earth observation mission.
The melting of Earth's polar ice is warping the planet's crust. Here's how that's linked to climate change.
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur shared three photos of the massive Hurricane Sam as seen from the International Space Station.
Catastrophic floods from overflowing lakes on early Mars may have carved out many of the Red Planet's valleys, a new study finds.
James Clerk Maxwell is the scientist responsible for explaining the forces behind the radio in your car, the magnets on your fridge, the heat of a warm summer day and the charge on a battery.
Lucy is scheduled to launch Oct. 16, kicking off a landmark mission that will see the probe get up close and personal with eight different space rocks over the next dozen years.
New satellite images of an active volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma capture vivid streams of lava pouring down the coastal mountain range and nearing the Atlantic Ocean.
An increasing number of researchers are blueprinting low-cost and novel ways to further explore the Red Planet.
Landsat 9 will join its partner Landsat 8 in tracking urban sprawl, forest cover and the retreat of glaciers, among other features and phenomena.
September marks the end of the summer sea ice melt season and the Arctic sea ice minimum, when sea ice over the Northern Hemisphere ocean reaches its lowest extent of the year.
The universe is pretty good at smashing things together. And when neutron stars do it, the collisions release a flood of elements necessary for life.
Love and sex need to happen in space if we hope to travel long distances and become an interplanetary species, but space organizations are not ready.
The winning photographs for the 13th annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards have been announced, and the sun is the star of the show.