Some simple but fascinating science determines the length of each lunar (and solar) eclipse.
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Scientists have discovered 12 previously unknown moons orbiting Jupiter, and one of them is a real oddball.
This November, onlookers will get to hear a so-called "quiet" sonic boom as a supersonic military jet zips through the skies of Galveston, Texas, according to NASA.
A big sand dune blazes in an electric blue on the Red Planet in a gorgeous photo by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
NASA has updated its plans to deflect potentially hazardous Earth-bound asteroids — and none of them involve Bruce Willis.
Russia's space agency is developing a novel method for dealing with space junk: vaporizing it with lasers.
When the baby bird invaded the telescope scientists scrambled to make sure it wouldn't damage sensitive optics (or hurt itself).
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft has detected magnetic activity occurring in a new and surprising way in the environment of near-Earth space.
NASA did find two more scraps of evidence about the kind of life that might exist on Mars. Here's what the new research really shows.
Antarctica's iceberg B-15 will finally melt in the South Atlantic Ocean. Farewell, friend. It's been a crazy, 18-year ride.
Every time that space crews launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they literally follow in the footsteps of the first human in space – Yuri Gagarin.
NOAA's GOES-17 was supposed to watch for deadly storms and dust clouds in the Western Hemisphere. Instead, it's spending half the day blind.
Physicist Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and the first astronaut to come out as having a same-sex partner, will have her likeness on a stamp.
Lasers and microgravity will chill this ice chest-size box to 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.
After a 25-year gap, the federal government may fund the search for intelligent aliens with $10 million for the next two years.
Why build an asteroid cannon? 1) Because it could help explain the history of early Earth, and 2) because it's awesome.
NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.