This month, a periodically returning comet designated 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is bright enough to be seen in binoculars and small telescopes. Here's how to track it.
"Explorer Academy," a new seven-book book series from National Geographic, combines real-life science and exploration with fiction to captivate young audiences looking for adventure.
A near-Earth asteroid will safely fly by Earth on Sunday (Sept. 9), and you can watch its approach in a live webcast tonight (Sept. 8).
NASA successfully tested a supersonic parachute designed to land the agency's next rover on Mars today (Sept. 7) during a sounding rocket flight from Wallops Island in Virginia.
Just because Jupiter's moon Europa is coated in ice doesn't mean all that ice is the same temperature.
The starry arc of the Milky Way galaxy sprawls across the evening sky on a spring night in this photo captured near the village of Campinho in Portugal's Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve.
NASA will hold a live "science chat" today (Sept. 7) to showcase the success of the space agency's Dawn asteroid mission as the spacecraft nears the end of its mission, and you can watch it live online.
Hurricane Florence looks like a giant cotton ball in new photos snapped from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold.
A week after a small depressurization occurred in the International Space Station, the next trio of astronauts to leave Earth expressed their confidence in safety of the spacecraft involved in their journey.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has captured itself and its exotic, colorful Red Planet surroundings in a single glorious 360-degree shot.
We're all probably trapped in a "Matrix"-like pseudoexistence, SpaceX chief Elon Musk said early Friday (Sept. 7) during a long, wide-ranging and very entertaining appearance on comedian Joe Rogan's podcast.
"Earthrise," a new, award-winning short documentary named after the famous photo, centers on the image and the remarkable story behind it.
Appreciate those gorgeous photos of the dwarf planet Ceres that NASA's Dawn spacecraft keeps beaming home, because that tap will soon run dry.
The continuing push fora space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an experiment next week from the International Space Station.
You've likely never seen a rocket launch quite like this. When the Chinese commercial spaceflight company OneSpace launched its latest rocket test Friday (Sept. 7), a satellite was watching. The result: one amazing video.
Light and dark markings swirl over the moon, looking like cream swirled into coffee or clouds against a slate gray sky. These lunar swirls may result from ancient, magnetic lava just below the moon's surface, according to one new study.
September brings a chance to see a comet. It will be bright enough that you can readily glimpse it using binoculars, though it will be much easier to see using just a small telescope.
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has mapped the powerful magnetic field at Jupiter, revealing a surprising asymmetry between the northern and southern hemispheres that could lend insight into what's going on within the gas giant.