The residents of Boca Chica didn’t ask Elon Musk to move in, but now his company is taking over.
Astronomers are searching for mysterious, free-floating worlds across the Milky Way.
Scientists have detected evidence of water in an unexpected place—a significant, but not earth-shattering, discovery.
A NASA mission to a distant space rock could reveal clues about the early solar system.
The new lavatory is a symbol of the agency’s growing recognition of female astronauts’ needs.
The cosmic objects have a reputation as monstrous maws, but without them the universe would make less sense.
The pandemic is making a journey to the red planet feel further away than ever.
Invoking language such as “manifest destiny” sends a signal about who belongs in America’s future in space and who doesn’t.
The discovery of a strange gas in its atmosphere puts the planet “into the realm of a perhaps inhabited world,” a researcher says.
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suffered unprecedented damage this week, the latest in a series of recent misfortunes.
A long obsession with Mars makes all the other worlds seem a little neglected.
After a successful splashdown, SpaceX is poised to take over the job of shuttling American astronauts to space.
The newest Mars rover will avoid the places where life might be thriving right now and search for long-dead microbes instead.
Astronomers have captured a strangely comforting scene 300 light-years from Earth.
The spacecraft, launched earlier this year, has returned stunning views of our star.
Satellite views of Earth at night reveal the distinct imprint of humankind’s response to a fast-spreading virus.
When a massive star went missing, astronomers expected to find a supernova in its place. But there wasn’t one.
Astronomers have been tracking fast radio bursts for years, but they’ve never caught one like this before.
Astronomers say they have captured an unexpected spark from a collision of two black holes.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO proudly announced the recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday, with one big caveat.
Even in the tumultuous Apollo era, the feats of the country’s space program were a momentary diversion, not a national salve.