International cooperation in dealing with the growing problem or orbital debris is essential, a panel of experts argued, but said not to expect a comprehensive accord on the issue for the foreseeable future.
The partner space agencies of the International Space Station said Sept. 25 they have had discussions about the future of the station beyond 2024, but indicated no urgency in making a decision.
You now have a chance to land the Russian spacecraft that carried the UK's first career astronaut to the International Space Station, virtually and perhaps physically.
If the weather is clear in your area on Tuesday evening (Sept. 26), you’ll have an opportunity to see what probably are the two "most asked for" objects to look at through a telescope: the moon and Saturn.
The mysterious, powerful flashes of light known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) may occur once every second somewhere in the universe, a new study suggests.
Cassini may be gone, but the spacecraft's gorgeous photos will be with us forever, as a newly released shot of the icy Saturn moon Enceladus shows.
Mars' Gale Crater, once home to a flowing river and a lake, had the right conditions for life in ancient times, according to a new study looking at three years of data from NASA's Curiosity rover.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft memorialized last week's brief swing by Earth with a nice photo of its home planet.
While the full Harvest Moon usually happens in September, skywatchers will be treated to a late Harvest Moon on Oct. 5 this year.
Mercury has much more ice scattered across its north pole than previously thought, new research suggests — both inside craters as well as in shadowed terrain between them.
No telescope? No problem! Now you can explore all the nooks and crannies of the moon in the palm of your hand using a 3D-printed moon model and augmented- reality (AR) app.
Blue Origin announced Sept. 26 that it has signed a deal with a startup satellite operator based in Thailand to launch its first satellite on the New Glenn rocket.
In "Provenance" (Orbit Books, 2017), released today (Sept. 26), a woman who's trying to recover priceless artifacts ends up at the center of a multiculture, multispecies conflict on a planet covered in ancient ruins.
A potential solution to the Fermi Paradox is getting a test this week, with the debut of a suite of "cosmic welcome mats" designed to let intelligent aliens know that Earth is happy to receive them (as long as they wipe their tentacles first, of course).
The government of Australia announced Sept. 25 that it plans to formally establish a national space agency, a milestone sought for decades by the country's space industry and other space advocates.
Cosmology by definition is the branch of astronomy involving the origin and evolution of the universe, from the Big Bang to the future of the cosmos.
If you know anything about Saturn, you probably know that it's a planet surrounded by rings. But did you know that it's also surrounded by cats?
In a few years, NASA's Earth-observing satellites will be tracking the forces that create malaria outbreaks, and their data will help local communities make big strides at warding off the deadly disease.
We'll tell you how to use your favorite sky-charting app to see the treats in the constellation Lyra's "coffee shop"!
The Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility, named for a mathematician whose calculations helped put the first Americans in orbit and onto the moon, has opened its doors after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.