The Nobel Prize in physics this year has gone to two very different research threads — and danced around some big societal issues, even as they celebrate distinguished work.
It looks like just a barren moonscape of craters, but somewhere in this image is a hunk of metal and electronics that carried a country's hopes of lunar science.
The best view of today's crew launch turned out to be from the spacecraft's destination itself, the International Space Station.
A bright speck in the night sky may be the second known object to hurtle through our solar system after leaving another.
India's daring moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, lost contact just above the lunar surface, dashing Indian dreams of becoming just the fourth country to successfully land on the moon.
Hurricane Dorian's clouds are staggering, a massive swirl of white surrounding the knotted eyewall at the storm's heart, in this image taken from space.
Hurricane Dorian is terrifying even from the International Space Station, where astronaut Luca Parmitano captured photos of the Category 5 storm.
Astronomers have been watching the black hole at the center of our galaxy for 20 years, and in May, they saw something they'd never seen before.
A team of four NASA spacecraft finally caught sight of a phenomenon scientists have been hunting for years: an interplanetary shock.
This is one of the most tangible pieces of evidence yet for the idea that explosive volcanism was more common on early Mars.
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work.
It's still unclear how the dramatic operation went. But the hope is the explosive-packed bomb cut an artificial crater into Ryugu.
On a distant space rock being explored by a NASA probe, days are slowly shortening — and scientists are still trying to figure out why.
Last summer, scientists announced the discovery of a dozen new moons orbiting Jupiter. But now comes the hard part: naming them.
SpaceX's famous "Starman" dummy onboard the inaugural Falcon Heavy launch is about to have some competition — from a new dummy, named Ripley, strapped into the company's first Crew Dragon capsule.
Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then tuck it away for safekeeping.
Astronomers think they've found a new clue in their continuing quest to solve one of the most substantial mysteries of the cosmos: where about a third of the universe's matter is hiding.
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