It seems like even black holes can’t resist the temptation to insert themselves unannounced into photographs. A cosmic photobomb found as a background object in images of the nearby Andromeda galaxy has revealed what could be the most tightly coupled pair of supermassive black holes ever seen.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, December 1, 2017 - 17:07
Adam Savage is over the moon about "EDC One," his new tool bag, which is appropriate given its pedigree.
The only supermoon of 2017 rose on Sunday, Dec. 3, and night sky photographers captured the big, bright satellite in all its lunar glory. Here are some of the best photos of the supermoon.
As the first and only supermoon of 2017 rose high into the sky this Sunday (Dec. 3), astrophotographers seized the opportunity to shoot the moon in all its bigger-than-usual glory.
More than 2,000 are expected to head to Houston this week for SpaceCom 2017, the third annual Space Commerce Conference and Exposition.
December's Full Cold Moon rises tonight (Dec. 3), bringing the only "supermoon" of the year on its heels.
Sunday night's Full Cold Moon – a bigger and brighter full moon than usual – will kick off a very special "supermoon trilogy," NASA says. It includes three supermoons in a row, ending in a blue moon and total lunar eclipse.
The co-founder of a new congressional caucus devoted to NASA said he hopes to use it to advocate for the agency's needs in Congress once a new administrator is in place.
A new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer an updated plan for human missions to the moon and Mars, emphasizing the role that NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway could play.
A briny pond in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys could be receiving its water from an underground aquifer, in conditions not dissimilar to those found on the Red Planet.
Laboratory experiments on Earth can now simulate the conditions under which life might emerge on Saturn's moon Enceladus, as well as other icy alien worlds, according to recent research.
NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 rover will be a souped-up version of the highly accomplished robot that touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, agency officials said.
NASA's far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft has taken its backup thrusters out of mothballs.
Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own car on SpaceX's monster rocket test flight, and it'll play David Bowie's "Space Oddity" full blast on the way to Mars (if it doesn't explode).
After tackling topics such as how to make a T-shirt and how to drill for oil, the "Planet Money" podcast team at National Public Radio has a new topic to explore: how to launch a satellite into space. The team did just that for real a few weeks ago.
The astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a special "supermoon" webcast Sunday (Dec. 3), starting at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT on Monday, Dec. 4).
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Find out what's up in your night sky during December 2017 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
See what's up in the night sky for December 2017, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December. Geminids are bright and easy to spot — even from light-polluted areas. Before you head outside to watch, take our quiz to learn more about the shooting stars.