NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was revolutionary space telescope dedicated to finding planets outside our solar system.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
NASA released a stunning new comparison photo to celebrate the anniversary of the first astronaut mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope's blurry vision, 25 years ago.
For the first time in history, we can hear the wind on Mars. Sort of.
Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.
China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center this afternoon (Dec. 7), kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side.
"Aviator, astronaut, husband, father, reluctant hero" — that is how a new film-length documentary describes its title subject, the first man to step foot on the moon. "Armstrong," from Tin Goose Films, aims to tell the story of Neil Armstrong.
How would you measure the masses of objects as big as stars, galaxies and black holes? With solar mass. And you can thank Sir Isaac Newton for that.
GEDI will provide the first high-resolution observations of forest vertical structure at a global scale.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 09:48
The BepiColombo mission to Mercury that left Earth on Oct. 19 has a long journey ahead of it, but the spacecraft just ticked off an important milestone.
An observer's guide to the new-moon sky of Dec. 7, 2018.
Researchers discuss why alien life in our solar system looks likelier than ever.
China is getting set to launch the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side.
Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021.
The botched launch of two global-positioning satellites four years ago has proven to be a real gift to physicists.
NASA's Kepler space telescope captured the light of a stellar explosion that occurred about 170 million years ago.
A trio of astronauts soared off Earth on Monday morning (Dec. 3), destined to spend six months living and working aboard the International Space Station — and the best view was savored by their now-roommates.
NASA's Mars InSight lander is starting to settle in at its new home and prepare for its scientific work — and the robot has shared three new photographs of its progress with its minders here on Earth.
As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the ground.
In between the dramatic scenes of Netflix's new reboot of "Lost in Space" were some little Easter eggs for astute space fans. The scriptwriters inserted several NASA and space-research references.