The water flowing from a medieval fountain in the Italian village of Fontecchio bubbles with extraterrestrial effervescence.
The ice-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land just west of Nobile Crater, which sits near the moon's south pole, NASA officials announced Tuesday (Sept. 20).
Brazilian observer José Luis Pereira captured a bright flash on the solar system's largest planet on Sept. 13, memorializing the fiery death of a space rock high in the Jovian atmosphere.
Perseverance collected another drilled-out core of a Martian rock dubbed "Rochette," sealing the sample in its designated titanium tube on Wednesday (Sept. 8).
Two physicists just snagged $3 million for helping develop a super-precise clock that could allow scientists to study and explore the universe like never before.
A flaming blue sword seems to pierce a giant cosmic heart in a gorgeous new photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The robotic Dragon capsule delivered about 4,800 lbs. (2,200 kilograms) of supplies and scientific gear to the orbiting lab.
The newfound asteroid 2021 PH27 completes one lap around our star every 113 Earth days. That's the shortest orbital period of any known solar system object except the planet Mercury.
Perseverance drilled its first sample-collecting hole on Friday (Aug. 6), but data beamed back to Earth by the rover indicate that no Mars rock or dirt made it into the sampling tube.
The company's Electron rocket launched a small satellite for the U.S. military early Thursday morning (July 29), acing its first mission since a failure in mid-May.
Richard Bransons' flight Sunday (July 11) was just the first of two planned billionaire spaceflights this month. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos is scheduled to fly on July 20.
The methane wafting from Enceladus may be a sign that life teems in the Saturn moon's subsurface sea, a new study reports.
Much more liquid water may lie beneath Mars' south pole than scientists had thought — or there may be something going on down there that they don't fully understand.
An enormous, ghostly hand stretches through the depths of space, its wispy fingers pressing against a glowing cloud. It sounds like something out of sci-fi, but it's quite real.
China's first-ever Mars rover was on the move earlier this month, imagery by a NASA spacecraft shows.
Scientists have found the earliest known "storm" generated by a supermassive black hole, a discovery that could shed considerable light on the coevolution of galaxies and their central black holes.
NASA has approved the Near-Earth Object Surveyor space telescope to move into "preliminary design," its next phase of development on the road to a planned liftoff in 2026.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a dramatic image last month of Curiosity ascending Mont Mercou, a landform on the slopes of the Red Planet's 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) Mt. Sharp.
Intelligent aliens will soon have a space here on Earth where they can share how they made it through their technological adolescence.