NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer, a person who will lead the agency's efforts to keep its spacecraft from contaminating worlds with life-forms that don't belong there.
Counterfeit eclipse glasses are currently flooding the marketplace, according to the nonprofit American Astronomical Society (AAS). Here's how to know that your equipment is safe.
A strange radio signal that seemed to emanate from a small nearby star probably came from Earth-orbiting satellites, astronomers said.
Two huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports.
Elon Musk may be focused primarily on Mars, but he'd also like to see a human outpost on a world much closer to home.
In case you were wondering, there's no evidence that Mars hosted an alien civilization thousands of years ago, or at any time, for that matter.
Strange radio signals have been spotted coming from the vicinity of a nearby star — but don't get your hopes up that aliens are responsible.
The liquid-hydrocarbon lakes on Titan are incredibly calm, suggesting that future missions to the huge Saturn moon could enjoy a smooth ride to the surface.
North Korea did indeed test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) yesterday, as the nuclear-armed nation claimed, U.S. officials said.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet registered his objection to Trump's decision, throwing some shade via Twitter today (June 6) at Trump and the president's "Make America Great Again" tagline.
Astronomers have found the hottest known exoplanet, a world where temperatures exceed those on the surface of most stars.
NASA's upcoming sun-studying mission, which will come much closer to Earth's star than any spacecraft in history, has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31).
The United States' critical satellite infrastructure is vulnerable to attack by increasingly capable adversaries, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned Tuesday (May 16).
Some of the first spacecraft that humanity sends to other solar systems may carry microscopic ambassadors from Earth.