NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April 19), performing the first-ever powered flight on a world beyond Earth.
A simulated binary system animation shows how extreme gravity warps two black holes locked in a mesmerizing "dance."
Scientists have uncovered more details about perhaps the most famous repeating fast radio burst, a mysterious phenomenon astronomers cannot yet explain.
When a white dwarf star explodes as a supernova, it may be detonating like a nuclear weapon on Earth, a new study finds.
Russia is revisiting its Soviet space heritage for a new series of missions that will take the nation back to the moon.
The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the problem on three fronts.
Physicists have long been unable to describe what happened just after the Big Bang when a teensy blip ballooned into the universe, a process called inflation. We may know why.
Space junk is a growing problem. Scientists want to fight it with lasers that can de-twinkle the stars.
A never-before-seen particle known as the odderon has revealed itself in the hot guts of two particle colliders, confirming a 48-year-old theory.
Gagarin became the first of humankind to blast off into space on April 12, 1961, but rumors continue to circulate that another cosmonaut had beaten him to the punch days before.
NASA has delayed the first flight of its Mars helicopter Ingenuity after the vehicle's last test ended earlier than planned.
NASA will land the first person of color in addition to the first woman on the moon with the Artemis program, NASA's Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk revealed today (April 9).
Astronomers just detected two pairs of rare 'double quasars' about 10 billion light-years away. They are the oldest in the known universe.
Astrophysicists think a newly discovered region of the Milky Way could provide hints about the evolution of our galaxy and its potentially violent past.
Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America have the chance to see another Great American Solar Eclipse.