Scientists think they know why interstellar object 'Oumuamua moved so strangely

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.

Excess mercury in atmosphere found to be coming from the world's oceans

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 ...

Here’s your chance to see multiple planets at the same time: reports

A rare astronomical phenomenon will take place where five planets will be together in the night sky.

Relativity Space pushes ahead with another launch try of a 3D printed rocket

The attempt marks the third try to send the rocket on its maiden flight.

James Webb spots swirling, gritty clouds on remote planet

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 ...

Oumuamua Was a Comet After All, a Study Suggests

Astronomers offer “a surprisingly simple explanation” for the curious behavior of the interstellar visitor in 2017.

'Oumuamua isn't an alien spaceship — it's a rock that's farting hydrogen, new study suggests

The release of hydrogen from within 'Oumuamua may explain some of the interstellar object's strange behavior.

New Study Proposes Why an Interstellar Object Suddenly Accelerated — And It’s Not Aliens

A recent study proposes a non-alien explanation for interstellar object Oumuamua's weird behavior in 2018.

5 planets will align in a 'planetary parade' next week. Here's how and when to see it.

Beginning March 25th, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus will align simultaneously within a small 50-degree sector of the sky, according to StarWalk.

Rare chance to see 5 planets at once to take place over 6 sunsets

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.

Private Japanese lunar lander successfully enters moon's orbit

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.

Japanese lander enters lunar orbit

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.

Private Japanese Lander Enters Moon's Orbit Ahead of Historic Landing Attempt

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.

UAE's Rashid rover enters lunar orbit

Japanese lander carrying the spacecraft will make Moon-landing attempt next month

James Webb telescope detects dust storm on distant world

The new super space telescope makes unprecedented observations of a far-off planet's atmosphere.

Relativity Space will try again, for the third time, to launch Wednesday

Watch this one because there won't be many Terran 1 launches.

Sea level rise slowed down in 2022. NASA says it's just a blip

The La Niña effect slowed sea level rise last year, but NASA still warns of impending gloom.

Sea level increased by 1 million olympic-size swimming pools in 1 year

Scientists are better able to grasp the causes of the ongoing rise in the sea level thanks to 30 years of satellite data.

Sea level rising: Water to fill 10,00,000 Olympic-size pools per day added to oceans between 2021-22

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.

See the moon and Jupiter meet in the sky tonight (March 22)

The nearly new moon sidles up to the solar system’s largest planet.

Plan to Build Satellites in Orbit Using Robots and 'Space Lego' Gets Space Force Funding

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.

Space Force Invests in System for Building and Modifying Satellites—in Orbit

The Space Force wants a group of companies to demonstrate building satellites on Earth using a platform that could do so in orbit.

Virgin Orbit begins “incremental” return to work as it seeks new funding

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.

First fully 3D-printed rocket set for Wednesday night launch from Florida’s Space Coast

People in Central Florida could see a first-of-its-kind rocket launch Wednesday night from Florida’s Space Coast.

A 'Dark Big Bang' may have flooded the universe with invisible matter, new study proposes

Within a month of the Big Bang, a second cosmic explosion may have given the universe its dark matter, new research suggests.

Watch Relativity Space launch world's 1st 3D-printed rocket tonight (March 22)

Liftoff of the Terran 1 rocket is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday (March 22).

Relativity Space lines up night launch attempt for its 3rd try to send up 3D-printed rocket

Could the third time be the charm for the first-ever launch of Relativity Space’s 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket?

Mount Shasta woman photographs lights in sky, seen throughout California

A Mount Shasta resident caught on film a beautiful fiery lightshow over California. Here's what it was.

Only two solar system bodies have active volcanoes. Make that three.

With the publication of a new astronomy paper, Earth and the Jovian moon Io welcome a new member to the volcanism club this week

Virgin Orbit plans ‘incremental’ restart after operational pause

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.

Virgin Orbit to Resume Operations as Funding Search Continues

The satellite company is bringing back staff and resuming work on preparing for its next launch after halting operations last week.

A 'hole' 30 times Earth's size has spread across the sun, blasting solar winds that'll hit our planet by end of this 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.

Two of Uranus' moons may be hiding active oceans

Evidence has led some astronomers to believe that at least two of Uranus' moons could be hiding active oceans beneath their surfaces.

There could be active oceans on at least two of Uranus's many moons

The new finding comes from Voyager 2's flyby.

This mysterious streak of light over California is actually an old space station antenna meeting its doom (video)

St. Patrick's Day revelers witnessed an old piece of the space station burn up in the atmosphere.

Space station discarded some trash. It rained fire in California’s sky

"Space junk" created a dazzling display Friday night in skies over Northern California.

Mysterious Lights Seen in California Sky

Flaming space junk from the ISS created a mysterious light show in the night sky of Northern California, leaving onlookers awestruck.

A large asteroid is about to zip between Earth and the moon | Digital Trends

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.

Hunting Venus 2.0: Study narrows James Webb Space Telescope targets

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."

Venus may have currently active volcanoes

Images from NASA’s archive may have revealed a new answer to a long-standing question.

Key Ingredients for Life Found in Sample Retrieved from Near-Earth Asteroid

Hayabusa2 ferried pristine asteroid samples to Earth in 2020. A new study reveals they contain uracil, a key life building block.

Earth at a higher risk of a deadly asteroid than believed, NASA finds

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.

RNA base in asteroid Ryugu samples suggests origins of life on Earth

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…

Ryugu asteroid samples suggest ingredients for life came from space

Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft.

Good weather expected for Relativity Space’s late-night launch attempt

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.

Webb telescope sees the prelude to a supernova

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 pauses operations amid financial troubles

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 completes launch doubleheader with sunset liftoff from Cape Canaveral

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 deploys two Capella radar satellites after launch from Virginia

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 to complete C-band clearing program with SpaceX dual-satellite launch

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.

SpaceX supply ship docks at International Space Station

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.

Axiom shows off Artemis moonsuits

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…

Virgin Orbit restarts operations with 'small' team as it works on finance deal: reports

Launch company Virgin Orbit is bringing back some of its furloughed employees after putting them on leave last week, according to media reports.

Best Marvel games of all time

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.

What is a UFO? The US shot down three mysterious objects as interest and concern increase over unidentified craft

The Air Force general overseeing North American airspace refused to rule out extraterrestrial forces at play after unidentified objects were shot down in February.

James Webb Space Telescope spies hot, gritty clouds in skies of huge exoplanet with 2 suns

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.

Fly over Perseverance rover's Mars stomping grounds in new video

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.

See the moon and Jupiter meet in the sky tonight (March 22)

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 Mandalorian season 3 episode 4 review: Saving the next generation

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.

Watch Relativity Space launch world's 1st 3D-printed rocket tonight (March 22)

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.

Best space-themed 3D prints: Recreate iconic spacecraft and objects

Recreate famous space objects and NASA spacecraft using your 3D printer and these free print files.

This mysterious streak of light over California is actually an old space station antenna meeting its doom (video)

St. Patrick's Day revelers in Sacramento, California witnessed an old piece of the space station burn up in the atmosphere on March 17.