Asteroid research and planetary defense is of great interest to scientists around the world, which is why June 30 marks international Asteroid Day.
Our solar system is filled with planets, asteroids, comets, the sun and more, making it a wealth of discoveries waiting to be found. See the latest discoveries from across our solar system here.
NASA's Psyche asteroid mission is facing an uncertain future after software testing issues forced an extended launch delay expected to last at least until July 2023.
A comet first spotted in the distance in 2017 might finally be within view soon of amateur astronomers.
Telescopes watch as a comet disintegrates near the sun, gathering data that might help explain why some comets seem to disappear.
A rare parade of planets is coming into better view in the second half of June, and even the moon will join the show.
NASA's Voyager 1 team is trying to work out why the spacecraft appears to be confused about its location in space, but the mission's distance from Earth makes solving the issue challenging.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory spotted enormous shock waves racing away from a collision of two galaxy clusters.
"Comet," "star" and "planet" are category names that immediately tell you something important about what they describe.
Analysis of Hayabusa2's samples from the asteroid Ryugu shows they date to before the formation of the planets.
The rare alignment of five naked-eye planets will begin to "break up" as they appear to grow increasingly distant from one another in the morning sky.
An asteroid demolition derby took place between 7.8 million and 11.7 million years after the birth of the solar system.
On the 10th anniversary of the last transit of Venus, find out what makes these events so special and what else to look out for during the long wait for the next one.
What is it like to be on the surface of Mars or Venus? Or even further afield, such as on Pluto, or Saturn's moon Titan?
Both Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, carry little pieces of humanity in the form of their Golden Records.
The way each planet's atmosphere responds to methane might be responsible for the different hues of Uranus and Neptune.
A huge asteroid more than a mile wide will zoom safely by Earth today and you can watch it live today in a free online webcast.
A new computer simulation suggests that dwarf planet Ceres may have been flung by the gravity of gas giant Jupiter into the asteroid belt during the volatile era of planet formation.