A decade ago, we thought our solar system was special; today, we know it's no such thing. That revolution is thanks to the work of NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has officially reached the end of its mission.
Based on the latest national forecast, skies will be clear on Wednesday evening (Oct. 31) across approximately half of the United States as costumed kids arrive at the door looking for candy or some other Halloween treat.
The bar for space-y Halloween costumes has just been raised, way up into intergalactic space.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held its seventh annual pumpkin-carving contest this week, and the results were as impressive as you might imagine.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held its seventh annual pumpkin-carving contest in October 2018. See photos of the amazing space-inspired entrants here.
Stand aside, Batman — your bat signal has nothing on a huge "bat shadow" the Hubble Space Telescope spotted in a distant gas cloud.
Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift -givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of five categories.
Here are the best inexpensive telescopes (sub-$300). These high-quality scopes are light on features but big on value. Each will make a great gift and a fine first telescope.
Here are the best portable telescopes for the money. These grab-and-go scopes are ideal for travelers, city dwellers escaping light pollution, and anyone with limited storage space.
Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized ‘GoTo’ scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.
Orson Welles' Oct. 30, 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds," based on the H.G. Wells tale of alien invasion, startled many listeners who thought Martians were really attacking. Here are some photos relating to the historic broadcast.
On Halloween in 1938, Orson Welles terrified the population of New York and New Jersey with an adaptation of H.G. Well's "War of the Worlds" that was broadcast in the style of a news program.
80 years ago this week, "War of the Worlds" aired across the country and secured a creepy legacy for Grover's Mill, New Jersey. For Halloween this year, why not take a listen yourself to the historic broadcast?
Scientists have identified the corpse of a galaxy that fell into the Milky Way about 10 billion years ago in what was likely the last major overhaul to our home galaxy during its development.
Organic molecules — compounds that on Earth can be linked with life — encased within meteorites from Mars may have formed on the Red Planet from chemical reactions much like those found in batteries on Earth, a new study finds.
For NASA's Kepler space telescope, the world will end in ice rather than fire.
Happy Halloween from the International Space Station! The space station's three current inhabitants posed for some spooktacular group photos in their out-of-this-world Halloween costumes and beamed the pics down to Earth today (Oct. 31).
Dust clouds that orbit Earth like moons may finally have had their existence confirmed after more than a half-century of controversy, new research finds.
When the biggest stars in the universe die, they may form exotic states of matter generally not seen in the universe since fractions of a second after the Big Bang.
The asteroid Bennu is really coming into focus for NASA's approaching OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.