Scientists are working hard to analyze samples of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, with early results suggesting it may even be a chunk of an ancient water world.
China's Xuntian space telescope is scheduled to launch in 2024 and was designed to outdo NASA's Hubble.
Astronauts on NASA's Artemis moon missions might look for signs of life in shadowed polar craters — life that could have traveled with people from Earth.
UAP will get more attention from both the scientific community and the federal government in 2022, according to experts.
That enigmatic U.S. military X-37B robotic space drone has now chalked up more than 500 days circling the Earth.
An increasing number of researchers are blueprinting low-cost and novel ways to further explore the Red Planet.
The U.S. government is set to release a UFO report soon, perhaps sometime this week. What will it say?
What conditions could lead to clashes in space? Is such a situation a given, or can conflicts be short-circuited ahead of time? Space.com asked experts for their thoughts.
If you are perplexed by reports of unidentified aerial phenomena and possible visitations of alien spacecraft, you can take action with do-it-yourself sky-monitoring gear.
Space.com caught up with NASA Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson to discuss recent events and what's on the planetary-defense agenda in the coming year.
There's a rising call for "unidentified aerial phenomena" to be studied scientifically, perhaps even using satellites to be on the lookout for possible future events.
U.S. military officials have increasingly flagged a new role in guarding American assets and interests in Earth-moon space.
The Pentagon just announced the creation of a task force to analyze and understand the "nature and origins" of UFOs. Here's what the much-hyped news means.
Researchers using China's huge new FAST radio telescope are piecing together a technological strategy to carry out a major and sweeping search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
A glimpse into China's readiness to handle samples from the moon reveals steps to be taken for storage, processing and preparation of the specimens.
A new virus called SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of a disease called COVID-19. But what does that have to do with Mars?
The great distances covered by visiting "aliens" may be ones of time rather than space, a recent book argues.
An unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis — or blood clot — in the jugular vein of their neck, according to a new case study.
China's farside rover, Yutu 2, has broken the longevity record for working on the surface of the moon.
Is 2020 the celestial payoff year, in which astronomers finally confirm a "technosignature" coming from an advanced alien civilization?
The UFO-investigating group MUFON turns 50 next month. What have we learned over the past five decades?
The Soviet Union launched the Cosmos 482 Venus probe on March 31, 1972. But the failed Venus craft is crashing back to Earth soon.