Scientists have spent long enough looking for proof of alien life that the little buggers, if they do exist, probably aren't going to be easy to identify.
The 70th International Astronautical Congress called space agencies, astronauts and scientists from all over the world to Washington, D.C. in October 2019 to discuss the latest discoveries, missions and ideas for space exploration. See news, photos and videos from the IAC 2019 here.
Both SpaceX and NASA have ideas about how to get humans to the Red Planet, but the founder of the Mars Society says there's a better way to do it.
The long-standing debate over Pluto's planethood recently got a public boost from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who said the world should definitely be a planet.
NASA is looking for ways to make a visit to the International Space Station a little more like a voyage to Mars.
Spacebit's creepy-crawly robots could soon help explore the mysterious caves and lava tubes on the moon, according to the company's CEO. And the first test mission is expected to fly in 2021.
Future lunar explorers could have smart robots ready to help them thanks to OffWorld, a company that plans a fleet of industrial machines for destinations all over the solar system.
The coming generation of moon explorers should consider using lunar habitats as a test bed for future Mars missions, said a representative from the French space agency.
Hayabusa2's team — despite encountering a rockier surface than expected — made flawless touchdowns twice on an asteroid. Yet there are no plans for a "Hayabusa3," at least right now.
A Dutch nonprofit wants to give children around the world a taste of the "overview effect," or the view of Earth from outer space, through virtual reality.
Made In Space's new satellite-construction robot could herald a new generation of autonomous machines working on the moon — and perhaps even Mars.
South Africa's space agency has existed for just eight years, but the country wants to tackle a crucial challenge in satellite technology: understanding space weather.
Take it or leaf it: Mars won't offer the sort of veggie options on display at your neighborhood supermarket.
Humanity should consider building an interstellar probe to see our neighborhood from an outside point of view, argued several scientists at a recent conference.
Scientists studying Mars have wanted pieces of the Red Planet here on Earth for decades, and they are finally getting their shot at designing a mission to acquire such souvenirs.
Our sun may someday be able to shed light on whether life is hiding on a distant planet, assuming humans can execute a delicate maneuver in space.
Aerothreads took one giant leap for conference swag when the company created a durable International Astronautical Congress tote festooned with references to the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission.
If there's life on Jupiter's ocean moon Europa, an upcoming NASA mission might be able to sniff it out.
There are so many nations eager to join NASA's push to the moon that the coalition of 15 International Space Station countries may have even more company for Artemis, according to the agency.
NASA has unveiled a new spacecraft that the agency hopes to send to the moon to scout out water ice near the lunar south pole. Many people see lunar water as a vital resource for future missions.
Could the next two astronauts on the moon both be women? NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine thinks so.
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