Rocket Lab aims to make space far more accessible via its Electron booster, which is designed to launch small payloads to orbit for about $5 million per liftoff. See photos of Electron in action here.
In 2018, three astronauts flew the 57th mission to the International Space Station, a trip that included much science, dazzling views and a harrowing launch abort for other crewmembers. See photos of the mission here.
As neutrinos pass through the planet, they offer new information on what it looks like inside.
NASA went back and looked at how that weirdly rectangular iceberg formed. What they found surprised them.
The source of some of Earth's first water may be gas left over from the sun's birth.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. closer to home — in our own solar system.
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.
The diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu has a bouldery "witch mole" and a whole lot of other lumps and bumps, a gorgeous new video by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveals.
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for spaceflight and space history books that dazzle.
In 'Out There' (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), Space.com senior writer Mike Wall tackles the search for alien life from many different angles and discusses humanity's drive to get off its natal rock. Read an excerpt from the new book here.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. It arrived at Mars in 1971 and subsequently our perceptions of the Red Planet.
The bull is hard to miss as it charges through the northern winter sky. It's one of the most prominent and visible of all of the constellations.
By aiming for Mars, 21-year-old Abigail Harrison hopes to inspire young women on Earth to pursue their own dreams.
Astronomers think they have identified a star they believe to be about 13.5 billion years old, which would place its birth just after the Big Bang — and it's surprisingly close to us.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe phoned home Wednesday (Nov. 7), confirming that it survived its first record-breaking sun flyby in good condition.
The stereotypical image of an astronaut is shaped by their spacesuit, with its puffy, white body and boxy backpack holding the life-support system.
The striking diamond shapes of the space rocks Ryugu and Bennu — the targets of the sample-return missions Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx, respectively — apparently result from the near-Earth asteroids' rubble-pile composition.