Collecting rocks from an asteroid is rocket science; getting them to the lab is another story.
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As COVID-19 infection rates rise once again, the leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) have canceled the major conference scheduled for early January.
Satellite data shows small but highly specific decreases in atmospheric carbon dioxide due to pandemic-related lockdowns, a new study shows.
As hospitals struggle to figure out how to treat patients, SpaceX fears a liquid oxygen shortage that could also jeopardize upcoming launches.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares space-tested cleaning tips as he prepares for a cleaning day on the International Space Station, where special surfaces help to keep microbes at bay.
The state of the global climate continued to worsen in 2020 despite the series of economically damaging lockdowns and travel limitations triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
More than a year into a pandemic that has killed nearly 3 million people worldwide, NASA estimates that COVID-19 will cost the agency perhaps as much as $3 billion.
Astronauts on the International Space Station spoke to the CDC about how COVID-19 affected training, how the virus has affected their work in space, and how they study microbes aboard the ISS.
After a year of seemingly endless obstacles and challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, something good finally happened: NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars.
"Apollo 11: Quarantine," which opens in select IMAX theaters Jan. 29, tells the story of what the Apollo 11 astronauts went through in their first 21 days back on Earth.
Delays, many related to COVID, have pushed the first flight of the Dream Chaser space plane to 2022.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is making the most of online opportunities during its 237th meeting, which will fully take place virtually this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year saw a new age of sample-retrieval missions, protests against a telescope, an incredible visit from a dazzling comet and the ''great conjunction'' of Saturn and Jupiter.
While 2020 was a difficult year around the world with the challenges that have come with the coronavirus pandemic, space continued to reach new heights.
On Monday (Dec. 14), a total solar eclipse will sweep across South America's cone, from Chile to Argentina.
India plans to launch a new orbiter to Venus a year later than planned in 2024, according to media reports, although the country's space agency hasn't published an update to its website yet.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that he has received mixed results from tests meant to diagnose infections of the novel coronavirus.
SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for another historic astronaut launch from Florida this weekend, and officials are again asking spectators to take safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.