NASA's long-suffering Kepler Space Telescope returned to sleep mode just a few days after its most recent observing campaign began, the agency said in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 23).
Uranus reached opposition on Oct. 23, and if you want to observe the frigid planet this week, look toward the full moon.
A NASA legend who led the team that landed humans on the moon was saluted in Houston for his current role preserving the site where the Apollo 11 mission was managed.
The geological hotspots that surround geysers throughout the solar system are mysteriously absent on Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa.
A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of Earth last year, giving astronomers an opportunity to study the object in unprecedented detail.
The collision of black holes harboring millions or billions of times the mass of the sun are likely common throughout the universe, a new study suggests.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe will never return to Earth — but it can still look back on where it came from.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has bounced back from the glitch that knocked it offline two weeks ago.
We all "knead" more space photos in our lives, so here's a stunning one from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a region of the Milky Way that scientists call the Cat's Paw Nebula.
Can a quark star exist? It's an open question in the astronomy community, but there appears to be an argument for quark stars if we examine the physics of dying stars in more detail, argues astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter.
Whether Mercury formed from a single collision or multiple impacts, the iron-rich planet is probably a rare breed.
A good pair of binoculars can help stargazers get the most out of the night sky. Find out which type of binoculars you need in our Buyer's Guide.
The historic capsule that carried the second American to fly into space is set to land in the second most populous city in Kansas.
During the fourth public meeting of the newly revived National Space Council, chairman Mike Pence and other council members described the path forward needed to develop a sixth branch of the military known as the Space Force.
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Jocelyn Bell Burnell, one of the biggest names in astrophysics, is giving a talk this Thursday (Oct. 25), and you can watch it live online.
The uncountable stellar multitudes of the globular cluster NGC 1898 shine in a newly released photo by the famous Hubble Space Telescope.
The first orphan gamma-ray burst reveals what happens after the merger of two massive stars.
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday will hold a meeting of the National Space Council at the National Defense University to discuss the next steps toward creating a Space Force as a new branch of the U.S. military.