China made history earlier this month with the first successful soft landing on the far side of the moon — and now, the mission has sent back an incredible panorama view of its work site.
It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space.
NASA is starting scientific observations of a new asteroid called Bennu today (Dec. 3), kicking the OSIRIS-REx mission into full gear.
The moon is pretty enough here from Earth, but it's even more stunning up close, as this new image from NASA reminds us.
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar system back in early October.
Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama.
Ever since astronomers first spotted their first-ever object from beyond our solar system, it has offered more questions than answers — what is it? Where did it come from? Why is it so darn weird?
A pair of tiny Japanese robots sent back wild images once they successfully landed on their new home, the asteroid Ryugu.
There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut or the planet itself.
"Star Trek's" planet Vulcan, ancestral home of Spock and his species, just became a little more real, thanks to a team of exoplanet scientists.
Hurricane Florence, the vast storm meteorologists and astronauts alike have been tracking, made landfall this morning (Sept. 14) near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Meteorites are key features of many natural history museum collections, but there's never been an international conference dedicated to taking care of these rocks that fall to Earth from space.
Skywatchers across Western Australia caught sight of an incredible fireball on Tuesday night (Aug. 28), and many were lucky enough to capture the spectacle on film.
The first-ever observations of merging binary stars stunned the astronomy community last year, but not quite as much as the first-ever signal from extraterrestrial life might someday stun the world.
NASA is preparing to launch a cutting-edge, laser-armed satellite that will spend three years studying Earth's changing ice sheets.
Government weather satellites are watching closely as a massive storm called Hurricane Lane threatens Hawaii.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been at work for almost three decades, but it's still learning new skills — like how to squeeze an incredible 15,000 galaxies into a single image.
A rogue, planet-size object 20 light-years away from Earth has stunned astronomers with its incredibly powerful magnetic field.
Four scientists made the case Aug. 1 to a panel of senators that they should fund NASA's search for life beyond Earth.
With every new exoplanet discovered, the same question arises: Could this world host life? That capability requires so much more than liquid water.