NASA's ICON atmosphere-studying satellite, well into an extended mission in space, fell silent on Nov. 25. Troubleshooting is ongoing, but the spacecraft has not responded to calls from home.
Earth, our home planet, is the 3rd planet from the sun.
On Mars, dust devils can have both positive and negative impacts on robotic exploration on the planet.
The astronauts of NASA's Apollo 17 spacecraft, the last crewed mission to the moon, took a photograph of Earth and changed the way we visualized our planet forever.
New research solves the puzzle of how amino acids formed within space rocks that bombarded Earth during the violent early epoch of the solar system.
Measurements taken at Earth's neighbors, Mars and Venus, show the battle between high-energy cosmic rays from beyond the solar system and the influence of the sun in the inner solar system.
Satellites keep watching as the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island continues spewing geysers of boiling lava and plumes of volcanic ash over a week after it woke up from a 38-year sleep.
Arianespace will launch five Earth missions with Vega C between 2024 and 2026 on behalf of the European Union.
Meteorites that fall to Earth are ancient time capsules, and scientists who merged two imaging techniques may be able to tell us if and how they brought water to Earth.
A former NASA engineer and now-YouTuber has created a viral sensation with a video documenting efforts to send an egg to near space to test if it cracks up on landing.
Satellites are watching closely as the world's largest volcano erupts for the first time in decades.
Astronomers are increasingly concerned about the future of the night sky as new images show shocking trails left by a massive communications satellite against otherwise clear, dark patches of sky.
Sea levels are expected to rise around the contiguous U.S. faster than previously thought, a new NASA study finds.
Astronomers are watching with Hawaii residents as the largest volcano on Earth erupts for the first time in decades.
Satellites watched as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth, erupted on Sunday (Nov. 27) after 38 years of quiet.
The gender imbalance that has existed for years in astronomy research and publishing worsened when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down labs and sent scientists home.
An Indian rocket launched an ocean-observing satellite and eight tiny ride-along spacecraft early Saturday (Nov. 26).
A vent deep under the Arctic ice is surprisingly similar to what may occur on Saturn's icy moon, Enceladus.
Several prominent astronomers, scientists and at least one astronaut have announced their exit from Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover. Will more follow?
LightSail 2's 3.5-year mission came to an end on Nov. 17 when the sunshine-riding craft burned up upon reentry to Earth's atmosphere.