Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk at the International Space Station today (Feb. 2), and you can watch the entire 6.5-hour excursion live online.
The midpoint of the 89-day interval that runs from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox occurs this weekend — a natural "halftime for winter."
About 110 million years ago, two tank-like dinosaurs - a baby and an adult - left five-fingered handprints in the soft, earthy wetland of what is now NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The White House announced Jan. 26 that it will nominate former NASA astronaut James Reilly to be the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Despite reports that the administration will seek to end NASA involvement in the International Space Station in the mid-2020s, the nonprofit organization that operates the national laboratory portion of the ISS is more concerned with near-term utilization
Did you miss this week's total lunar eclipse? And are you extremely strapped for time? Fear not, because the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles has posted a 60-second time-lapse video of the celestial treat online.
See what's up in the night sky for February 2018, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently took a quick break from its mountain-climbing work to reflect on its epic Red Planet journey.
A new study of a rare basaltic meteorites called angrites suggests that volatiles could have been brought to our planet by meteorites during the first two million years of the Solar System.
"Please Stand By" — the new movie that shows a young woman, Wendy (Dakota Fanning) running away from home to take part in a "Star Trek" script contest — was conceived as a sort of love letter to the 51-year-old Trek franchise.
NASA's Earth Observing System is a collection of satellites that monitor the planet's climate system over an extended period.
Fifteen years after the shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven were lost returning to Earth after a 16-day mission, pieces of the winged orbiter are still being found and the debris is being used by NASA to educate a new generation of space workers.
The Deep Space Network is NASA's worldwide radio telescope array that makes it possible to communicate with spacecraft.
A spectacular photo shows the International Space Station (ISS) crossing the face of the moon in the lead-up to the long-awaited "Super Blue Blood Moon" eclipse.
Skywatchers around the world took their cameras out to capture the total lunar eclipse of 2018. Here are some of our favorite snapshots.
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has now been exploring the Red Planet for more than 14 years.
Earth's magnetic poles, whatever they're doing, are not going to spark chaos and kill us all — a scenario making the rounds online right now.
Two satellites placed into incorrect orbits by an Ariane 5 that suffered an anomaly during its Jan. 25 launch can be recovered and placed into their desired orbits, their operators said Jan. 26.
Terry Virts: Space warriors require unique skills. "It's not like flying F-16s."
The White House's next budget request for NASA will likely include plans to end the agency’s operations of the International Space Station by the mid-2020s.