NASA’s Cassini probe will soon plunge into Saturn, ending its 13-year mission to the ringed planet and triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers, and an adoring public.
A veteran astronomer describes more than 60 years’ worth of memories from inside the moon’s shadow.
A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual event.
The “Great American Eclipse” is a showcase for great (and sometimes not great) American branding efforts.
Some communities are anticipating the two-minute astronomical event through the lens of faith.
The answer, a NASA engineer warned, “will sound rather cold and unfeeling.”
Scientists are exposing lunar samples from the Apollo missions in order to peer deep into our lonely satellite’s past.
Eclipses are a total sensory experience even for those who can’t see them.
Scientists have confirmed the existence of a molecule that potentially could form cell-like membranes on Titan.
Computer simulations show that powerful streams of gas can leave one galaxy, travel across space, and get absorbed into another.
Researchers say volcanic deposits across the lunar surface contain water that originated from deep within.
The newest images on Google Maps were taken by an astronaut as he floated from module to module.
A cluster of space rocks orbiting the planet may have come from within the planet itself.
Astronomers have detected a mystery transmission at a frequency they haven’t observed before.
While looking for exoplanets, astronomers discovered the tiniest star ever found, just slightly bigger than Saturn.
Dozens of people answered an astrophysicist’s call to decrypt a transmission from an imaginary civilization 50 light-years away.
The Juno spacecraft has returned stunning images of Jupiter’s best-known feature.
A new book about the astronomer describes the struggles she faced while trying to answer one question: Are we alone in the universe?
New research suggests hypervelocity stars are runaways from another galaxy.
The rules behind the naming rights for cosmic rocks
A high-altitude vehicle has launched high into the Earth’s atmosphere, with a passenger from KFC.