A newly discovered exoplanet may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life.
Science writer Maia Weinstock, the creator of the recently announced Women of NASA Lego set, talked with Space.com.
SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, will launch two paying customers on a week-long trip around the moon and back to Earth in 2018.
A brilliant, bright-green meteor blazed through the sky just north of Milwaukee early this morning (Feb. 6), and likely sprinkled space rocks into Lake Michigan.
A newly proposed technique could make it possible to search for life on alien planets, like Proxima b, much sooner than scientists had expected.
Incredibly intense, blindingly bright bursts of radio waves known as FRBs are a cosmic mystery, but for the first time, astronomers have traced one of these events back to its home galaxy.
A new technology that would use a roughly half-mile-long tether to grab large pieces of space debris and dispose of them is being tested in space.
A strange quantum phenomenon predicted more than 80 years ago may have finally been observed in nature, thanks to a neutron star.
A new documentary chronicles the years-long journey of former Google executive Alan Eustace to complete the highest-altitude skydive in history.
A moderate geomagnetic storm in Earth's magnetic field likely created some luminous auroras in the northern United States last night (Oct. 25).
A new face has been added to the solar system's family portrait: Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet looping around the sun in the region beyond Pluto.
How feasible is Elon Musk's plan to get hundreds of people to Mars? Some experts critiqued the technical details, while others said the time line is unrealistic.
The universe, it turns out, appears the same in every direction. A new study looking at the large-scale structure of the cosmos upheld a long-standing assumption and found no sign of directionality.
A crew of six "astronauts" returned to Earth Sunday (Aug. 28), after a year-long mock mission to Mars.
NASA shot down an internet rumor that a live camera on the International Space Station was intentionally turned off after the video feed showed a small, bright object just above Earth.
Bright blue auroras at Jupiter's north and south poles are putting on a veritable fireworks show just before the July 4 arrival of the Juno probe.
Distortions in the fabric of space-time, predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, have been directly detected for the second time.
A new video shows the highest- spatial- resolution view of Mercury migrating across the surface of the sun. The images were captured by the New Solar Telescope in California, on May 9.
What are the odds that life exists elsewhere in the universe? A scientist and a historian talked recently about updating that estimation, at a major physics meeting.
The 2016 transit of Mercury has come to a close. The solar system's smallest planet took about 7.5 hours to pass across the disk of the sun, and was seen by sky watchers all over the globe.
Today (May 9), Mercury will pass across the face of the sun. Here's how to watch the event online, and hear scientists and other experts talk about this rare celestial happening.