Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 launch.
China's recently launched Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) takes the hunt for elusive dark matter to space.
Following a wildly popular contest, the International Astronomical Union has named 14 stars and 31 planets that orbit them.
Results from NASA's Dawn spacecraft hint that the stark brightenings in and near scores of craters on Ceres might result from salty brines seeping onto the surface.
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.
As ESA's comet orbiter enters its final year of operations, mission managers are deciding its fate.
Four months after New Horizons' historic flyby, mission scientists have been amazed by unexpected discoveries — and by how some preconceptions about Pluto were flat-out wrong.
NASA’s Mars orbiter MAVEN has painted a detailed picture of how the solar wind robs the Red Planet of its atmosphere.
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.
On October 28th, the Cassini spacecraft took its deepest dive through the water plume spewing from the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. It passed only 30 miles (50 kilometers) above the icy surface.
New Horizons' principal investigator describes the most amazing discoveries made when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto last July.
The Kepler spacecraft recorded a bunch of irregular dimmings around one of its target stars, designated KIC 8462852. No natural phenomenon explains the dips well.
Now is the time to track the secret space plane X-37/B on its OTV-4 mission.
Forget the high-octane press releases. NASA's New Horizons team has detailed the mission's early results in today's issue of Science.
Comet 67P’s nucleus was born when two became one.
AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray images of the universe.
A fresh batch of high-resolution images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft shows that Charon, Pluto's largest moon, has endured a lot.
Planetary scientist Alan Stern continues his exclusive series of blogs with details of what awaits the New Horizons spacecraft when it reaches its next objective.
Thanks to the Rosetta spacecraft, researchers can follow the cycle of water escaping from the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
New maps from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft reveal more about both the landscape and composition of the largest asteroid.
A striking, just-released image from NASA's New Horizons mission shows a crescent Pluto panorama. Dramatic backlighting accentuates the dwarf planet's surprisingly rugged mountains.
Some of the most stunning views of Sunday's partial solar eclipse didn't come from Earth.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned high-resolution, richly detailed images of Pluto and its moon Charon, revealing surfaces that are confounding in their complexity.
The latest image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals structure in the bright spots on the asteroid 1 Ceres.