Russia's Mikhailo Lomonosov observatory takes to the skies on the hunt for gamma-ray bursts, cosmic rays, and near-Earth asteroids.
The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a timeline covering the Hitomi space observatory's failure last month. Salvage efforts continue but recovery appears unlikely.
Modern security threats have brought back an old method — celestial navigation — to help U.S. Navy sailors navigate the high seas.
Ground controllers are scrambling to recover the Hitomi satellite from a mysterious 'debris anomaly' over the past weekend.
The launch of ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander heralds a new phase of Mars exploration.
An innovative CubeSat mission, slated to take to space this year, will demonstrate the feasibility of free-flying satellites.
NASA is commencing work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the successor to the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescopes.
Japan’s newest X-ray satellite, Hitomi (formerly Astro-H), promises to reveal the hot and hidden universe.
NASA has assembled the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope, a big step on the way to the telescope’s October 2018 launch.
The Pale Red Dot Initiative has begun the search in earnest for exoplanets orbiting the nearest star to Earth besides the Sun.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has finally spotted the impact of the Apollo 16 booster, more than 43 years after it happened.
An unexpected omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2016 raises NASA's funding.
China's recently launched Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) takes the hunt for elusive dark matter to space.
Engineers executed an innovative contingency plan to save the Akatsuki spacecraft and place it in orbit around our sister planet.
An exciting new mission takes the hunt for gravitational waves into space.
NASA's new remote observatory located on a windswept island in the mid-Atlantic provides a critical capability for tracking space junk.
WT1190F will burn up over the Indian Ocean on November 13th, giving researchers an unprecedented opportunity to follow its path — and figure out where it came from.
An innovative Earth-observing satellite now shows near-daily views of our home planet online.
AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray images of the universe.
Some of the most stunning views of Sunday's partial solar eclipse didn't come from Earth.
A collaboration of amateur and professional astronomers has uncovered a rare variety of eclipsing binary star - and a supernova in the making.
Quadcopters, the four-propellered drones that have become a familiar sight in terrestrial skies, may be the next big thing in space exploration.
Students captured some amazing videos of near-Earth asteroids this past month, demonstrating a powerful tool for learning about some of our nearest celestial neighbors.
A proposal released earlier this month calls for a giant orbiting space telescope that may revolutionize astronomy.