With the opening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Dec. 15, more than likely you’re going to see at least one ship using hyperspace drive to travel faster than the speed of light.
A used SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station for the second time Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS — The dwarf planet Ceres’ famous bright spots suggest that the gray, crater-laden world is surprisingly active, a new study reports.
The first interstellar asteroid ever discovered in our solar system remains silent, at least for now.
There will be a market for humanity’s expansion beyond Earth orbit, industry experts said — but none of them can predict what form that market will take.
Blue Origin’s reusable New Shepard suborbital vehicle took to the skies today (Dec. 12) for the first time in more than a year, according to media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
President Donald Trumped signed a new space policy directive Monday (Dec. 11) ordering NASA to work toward sending humans to the moon and, eventually, Mars.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is getting to the roots of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot.
Ancient Mars may not have been all that warm and wet after all.
Astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever found — a behemoth that grew to 800 million times the mass of the sun when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age, a new study finds.
The case for plate tectonics on Jupiter’s ocean-harboring moon Europa keeps getting stronger.
In what could be an important milestone for future farmers on Mars, two healthy baby worms were recently born in simulated Martian soil.
Neptune’s original family of satellites may have been destroyed when its largest moon, Triton, entered the picture.
NASA’s far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft has taken its backup thrusters out of mothballs.
Our solar system may harbor many more potentially habitable worlds than scientists had thought.
A shallow, briny pond located in the most Mars-like region on Earth is probably being fed by groundwater seeping up , rather than moisture seeping down from the atmosphere, providing clues as to what stores of liquid water, if they exist, might look like on Mars.
Spotting signs of life in an alien planet’s atmosphere may be tougher than scientists had thought.
Powerful landslides may rumble down Martian slopes at up to 450 mph (725 km/h), sped along by slippery ice, a new study suggests.
A selfie sent from Antarctica to the International Space Station demonstrated an extra-robust communication network that promises to make an interplanetary internet more reliable.
A planet circling a star in the constellation Cancer might have an atmosphere similar to Earth’s, but with dayside temperatures hot enough to melt titanium, a new study suggests.
Astronomers have found 72 potential galaxies hiding in plain sight inside a vast patch of the sky previously observed by the Hubble Space Telescope .
Fifty years ago this month, a small group of astronomers made a revolutionary cosmic discovery — explaining a phenomenon that they initially thought might come from an intelligent alien civilization.
A strange green comet that zoomed past Earth earlier this year is unlike any other comet observed to date, according to new NASA research.
Mars’ magnetic field stands apart in the solar system because it gets twisted by interactions with solar particles, a NASA spacecraft discovered.