A strange comet-like object discovered over 5 years ago was the first known visitor from another solar system. Its movement though space was so odd that scientists struggled to explain it, until now.
A team of environmental scientists affiliated with several institutions in China and the U.S. and one in Belgium has found that excess amounts of mercury entering the atmosphere as part of a global flow ...
A rare astronomical phenomenon will take place where five planets will be together in the night sky.
The attempt marks the third try to send the rocket on its maiden flight.
Researchers observing with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet's atmosphere. The atmosphere is constantly rising, mixing, and moving during its ...
Astronomers offer “a surprisingly simple explanation” for the curious behavior of the interstellar visitor in 2017.
The release of hydrogen from within 'Oumuamua may explain some of the interstellar object's strange behavior.
A recent study proposes a non-alien explanation for interstellar object Oumuamua's weird behavior in 2018.
Beginning March 25th, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus will align simultaneously within a small 50-degree sector of the sky, according to StarWalk.
Imagine being able to see more than half the planets of the solar system at once. That's what's going to happen for several days next week.
If all goes to plan, the Hakuto-R spacecraft will be the first private lunar lander to safely touch down on the moon's surface.
A lunar lander developed by Japanese company ispace has entered orbit around the moon, setting up a lunar landing attempt by the end of April.
The stage is now set for Hakuto-R to attempt a lunar landing in April and enter into the history books as the first private mission to accomplish the feat.
Japanese lander carrying the spacecraft will make Moon-landing attempt next month
VHS 1256 b is a strange world indeed.
The new super space telescope makes unprecedented observations of a far-off planet's atmosphere.
Watch this one because there won't be many Terran 1 launches.
See Jezero Crater in a whole new light.
The La Niña effect slowed sea level rise last year, but NASA still warns of impending gloom.
Scientists are better able to grasp the causes of the ongoing rise in the sea level thanks to 30 years of satellite data.
The 0.11-inch rise in sea level in just a year is equal to adding water from a million Olympic-size swimming pools to the ocean every day for a year.
The nearly new moon sidles up to the solar system’s largest planet.
The U.S. Space Force awarded a $1.6 million contract to an Arkisys-led commercial team to initially test the spacecraft-assembling technology on the ground.
The Space Force wants a group of companies to demonstrate building satellites on Earth using a platform that could do so in orbit.
A small set of Virgin Orbit employees will return to work after a week-long furlough as the company attempts to raise money to remain solvent.
People in Central Florida could see a first-of-its-kind rocket launch Wednesday night from Florida’s Space Coast.
Within a month of the Big Bang, a second cosmic explosion may have given the universe its dark matter, new research suggests.
Liftoff of the Terran 1 rocket is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday (March 22).
Could the third time be the charm for the first-ever launch of Relativity Space’s 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket?
A Mount Shasta resident caught on film a beautiful fiery lightshow over California. Here's what it was.
With the publication of a new astronomy paper, Earth and the Jovian moon Io welcome a new member to the volcanism club this week
Cash-strapped Virgin Orbit is to begin an "incremental resumption" of operations in preparation for its next launch mission following a suspension of all activities on 16 March.
The satellite company is bringing back staff and resuming work on preparing for its next launch after halting operations last week.
A giant coronal hole, spotted Monday, is releasing rapid solar winds expected to reach Earth on Friday, March 24, causing more vibrant aurora borealis.
Evidence has led some astronomers to believe that at least two of Uranus' moons could be hiding active oceans beneath their surfaces.
The new finding comes from Voyager 2's flyby.
St. Patrick's Day revelers witnessed an old piece of the space station burn up in the atmosphere.
"Space junk" created a dazzling display Friday night in skies over Northern California.
Flaming space junk from the ISS created a mysterious light show in the night sky of Northern California, leaving onlookers awestruck.
A newly discovered asteroid up to 310 feet wide will hurtle between Earth and the moon this weekend at a speed of about 17,000 miles per.
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With the first paper compiling all known information about planets like Venus beyond our solar system, scientists are the closest they've ever been to finding an analog of Earth's "twin."
Images from NASA’s archive may have revealed a new answer to a long-standing question.
Hayabusa2 ferried pristine asteroid samples to Earth in 2020. A new study reveals they contain uracil, a key life building block.
A NASA chief scientist has uncovered new evidence that he believes proves Earth has been battered with more devastating and powerful asteroids than previously reported in history.
The black particles from an asteroid some 300 million kilometers away look unremarkable, like pieces of charcoal, but they hold a component of life itself. Scientists have discovered the chemical compound uracil, one of the…
Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft.
Relativity Space will try a third time to launch a 3D-printed rocket from Cape Canaveral Wednesday night, and weather forecasters predict a 95% chance of favorable conditions for the late-night test flight.
A new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a rare glimpse of a massive star 15,000 light-years away shedding a halo of gas and dust, seeding the cosmos with elements necessary for forming…
Virgin Orbit announced last week it is pausing operations after sustained financial losses, furloughing most of the company's approximately 750 employees as officials seek funding to keep the small satellite launch provider afloat.
SpaceX launched two Falcon 9 rockets in a span of a little more than four hours Friday, a record-setting day that began with the launch of 52 Starlink internet satellites from California and ended with…
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 12:26 p.m. PDT (3:26 p.m. EDT; 1926 GMT) Friday with another batch of 52 Starlink internet satellites. The mission is…
Rocket Lab’s Electron launcher delivered two all-weather radar Earth observation satellites into orbit for Capella Space Thursday night after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, successfully completing the company’s second flight from the U.S. spaceport.
SES, the international communications satellite operator, plans to send two more C-band television broadcasting spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral Friday night atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a mission that will help clear…
Rocket Lab's second launch from Virginia took off at 6:38 p.m. EDT (2238 GMT) Thursday. The company's carbon fiber Electron small satellite launcher carried two commercial radar remote sensing satellites into orbit for Capella Space.
A day-and-a-half after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Cargo Dragon spacecraft docked at the International Space Station Thursday to deliver fresh food, experiments, CubeSats, and a suite of U.S. military tech demo payloads.
Houston-based Axiom Space on Wednesday showed off the new spacesuit NASA's Artemis astronauts will wear when they return to the moon, a more flexible, dust resistant, insulated and radiation-shielded suit to protect them in the…
Launch company Virgin Orbit is bringing back some of its furloughed employees after putting them on leave last week, according to media reports.
The Avengers, the X-Men, and many more Marvel superheroes have assembled over the years in video games. These are the best Marvel games so far.
The Air Force general overseeing North American airspace refused to rule out extraterrestrial forces at play after unidentified objects were shot down in February.
JWST just peered directly into the atmosphere of the giant exoplanet VHS 1256 b and found a roiling world with turbulent clouds made of silicates, similar to sand here on Earth.
Thanks to stunning footage captured by two Mars orbiters, space fans can take a flight through Jezero Crater, the ancient lakebed that's the home of NASA's Perseverance rover.
On Wednesday (March 22), the moon will be in conjunction with Jupiter, with the two celestial bodies making a close approach in the sky.
The fourth chapter of The Mandalorian season 3 lowers the stakes and explores Mandalorian tradition as well as Grogu's Jedi past and potential future.
Relativity Space aims to launch its pioneering Terran 1 rocket tonight (March 22) at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT on March 23). Watch it live here.
Recreate famous space objects and NASA spacecraft using your 3D printer and these free print files.
St. Patrick's Day revelers in Sacramento, California witnessed an old piece of the space station burn up in the atmosphere on March 17.