The Starship SN7.1 tank was destroyed on purpose at SpaceX's South Texas facilities, during a pressure test designed to take the stainless-steel hardware to its bursting point.
Scientists have found an alien world that orbits its host star every 3.14 Earth days, a close approximation of the famous mathematical constant pi.
The next big leap for SpaceX's Mars-colonizing Starship spacecraft appears to be right around the corner.
A new film channels the spirit and traces the lineage of Laika, the first creature ever to orbit Earth.
The imaging sensors for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory have taken their record-breaking first photos.
Though 2020 QG survived its recent encounter with Earth, the rock's path through space was altered significantly.
SpaceX just plucked another payload fairing out of the sky, and you can see video of the dramatic cosmic catch.
The bubble of charged particles that surrounds our solar system looks more like a deflated croissant than a comet, as traditionally envisioned, a recent study suggests.
The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center early this morning (July 23), kicking off a seven-month cruise to Mars.
Astronomers are buzzing about Comet NEOWISE, which observers under clear, dark skies in the Northern Hemisphere can currently see with the naked eye.
Betelgeuse's weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant's surface, a new study suggests.
Space Perspective aims to send paying customers and payloads to the stratosphere in its Spaceship Neptune, a balloon-borne capsule that's scheduled to make its first test flights early next year.
Europe's Trace Gas Orbiter spotted an emerald glow in Mars' wispy atmosphere, marking the first time the phenomenon has been spotted on a world beyond Earth.
Astronomers have discovered an activity cycle in another fast radio burst, potentially unearthing a significant clue about these mysterious deep-space phenomena.
The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that launched SpaceX's Demo-2 mission arrived in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday (June 2).
Friday morning, our star fired off its strongest flare since October 2017, an eruption spotted by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory.
If you're frustrated that you now have to wait until Saturday (May 30) to see SpaceX's first crewed launch, you can blame Mother Nature and orbital mechanics.
SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission, a test flight called Demo-2, is scheduled to launch at 4:33 p.m. EDT today (May 27) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Russia launched a military satellite to orbit on Friday (May 22), and the mission generated plenty of drama in the downward direction as well.