One of the beautiful things about the full moon is that the days before and after are almost as stunning — so if you needed a little reminder to go enjoy yesterday's full moon, it's not too late.
SpaceX's nose-cone-catching boat, Mr. Steven, is preparing for the ultimate interception.
Nestled among the many freight containers and fishing vessels resides one of the newest members of SpaceX's recovery team: Mr. Steven. Space.com got a look at the boat during testing on Aug. 13, 2018. See our photos.
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence has announced that the United States plans to establish a "Space Force." President Donald Trump endorsed the announcement in a follow-up tweet.
Care to dance? An X-ray hunting instrument on the International Space Station twists and turns in a new NASA YouTube video as huge solar arrays rotate behind it.
When we look up at the night sky, it can be difficult to distinguish the color of each star with our own eyes. But if we record a long-exposure image, star trails can reveal much of our colorful universe.
Donald Trump's plans to create a "Space Force" have ruffled plenty of feathers and alarmed some commentators.
The Spitzer Space Telescope launched into orbit around the sun on Aug. 25, 2003, kicking off a long and diverse mission that has produced groundbreaking finds in a number of different fields.
We live our whole lives wandering from one cloud of dust to the next. A new NASA image lets you see that for yourself.
Here are Space.com's picks for your back-to-school shopping list. From NASA backpacks to cosmic pencils and "Star Wars" stationery, these school and office supplies are out of this world!
A recent paper lays out some key characteristics of Von Kármán Crater, the spot on the far side of the moon where China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission is scheduled to land late this year.
Hurricane Lane began pummeling Hawaii on Wednesday (Aug. 22), carrying with it strong winds and heavy rains, and space science has not escaped the storm's wrath.
A newly hired NASA intern recently lost her position at the agency after a vulgar exchange with a famous NASA engineer on Twitter, according to news reports.
A spacesuit worn on a mission seen by millions is up for auction.
Chinese strategists regard the ability to use space-based systems — and to deny them to adversaries — as "central to modern warfare."
A Colorado airport has received a commercial spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration despite a lack of announced users of the site and concerns about conflicts with aviation.
Calling all "Star Wars" mega fans! The 2018 "Star Wars" Fan Awards contest has been underway for a while, but there's still time to get creative and submit your best fan work for a chance to win the ultimate prize.
Researchers are proposing to add a new arrow to our planetary-defense quiver: steering small, benign near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) into big and dangerous ones, in a dramatic and high-stakes game of cosmic billiards.
Gamma ray bursts may contain "time-reversed" structures.
OSIRIS-REx, which launched in September 2016, has captured its first photos of the 1,650-foot-wide (500 meters) space rock Bennu, NASA officials announced today (Aug. 24).