One of seven planets orbiting a small star, TRAPPIST-1, may be capable of supporting life as we know it on Earth, new climate models suggest.
An innovative deep-space concept that relies on a solar gravity lens to enable enhanced viewing of exoplanets is under study by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The Aerospace Corporation.
After a nearly seven-month deep-space journey that covered more than 300 million miles (483 million kilometers), NASA's InSight lander is set to touch down on Mars today (Nov. 26).
Congratulations are rolling in for the Mars InSight team after NASA successfully touched down on the Red Planet.
NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is primed to investigate the ionosphere's mysteries.
Astronomers found a star system in our galaxy that could produce a gamma-ray burst — one of the brightest and most energetic events in the universe.
NASA's InSight lander touched down on the Red Planet today (Nov. 26) just before 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) and beamed home its first image from the surface mere minutes later.
NASA's InSight Mars lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, after a nearly 7-month journey and nail-biting 6 minute landing sequence. See amazing photos from the successful landing.
NASA's InSight lander touched down safely on the Martian surface today (Nov. 26), pulling off the first successful Red Planet landing since the Curiosity rover's arrival in August 2012.
NASA's InSight Mars lander arrives at the Red Planet today, and NASA will offer live 360-degree views inside its mission control center when it happens.
Tonight's episode of National Geographic's "Mars" showcases the great lengths that scientists will go to in order to answer some of life's most difficult questions.
Two tiny trailblazing satellites hitched a ride to Mars with NASA's InSight lander in May, becoming the first small satellites to leave Earth's friendly neighborhood — but today (Nov. 26), they are nearing the end of their mission.
Solstar Space, the New Mexico startup planning to offer WiFi to payloads and people in space, is looking for a strategic investor.
The weird linear grooves scoring the surface of the Mars moon Phobos were carved by boulders knocked loose by a giant impact, a new study suggests.
Mars is the second-most studied planet — only behind our own — but we know virtually nothing about its interior. That's about to change with NASA's InSight.
When InSight reaches Mars, it faces a formidable challenge, perhaps the most harrowing so far of its seven-month-long journey.
A tiny cubesat cruising through interplanetary space has captured a new glimpse of Mars, just before watching NASA's InSight lander touch down the Red Planet.
NASA's InSight Mars lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet tomorrow afternoon (Nov. 26), and mission team members and agency officials are understandably nervous about the make-or-break moment.
More than four decades after humanity's first real attempt to reach out to intelligent aliens, a new generation will craft an interstellar missive of its own.
Viewing parties around the world will tune in this Monday (Nov. 26) to watch NASA's latest Martian probe finally attempt to land on the Red Planet.