An exciting year lies ahead for spaceflight involving astronomy and planetary science — by NASA and by other spacefaring nations.
From the discovery of gravitational waves to the building evidence that a massive planet could exist beyond Pluto, it has been a thrilling year for astronomy research. We recap.
This beautifully detailed 6-inch globe lets you explore the amazing geology revealed by New Horizons during its historic 2015 flyby.
New results from NASA's Dawn orbiter show that the largest asteroid (and acknowledged dwarf planet) must possess a global layer of water ice that lies just below its dark, dusty surface.
Curiosity scientists have tracked Gale Crater’s changing environment as it became more, then less, acidic over millions of years. Microbial life could have survived in these conditions.
Welcome to Mars: the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter sets up shop around the Red Planet.
Find out how to see a cargo mission headed to the International Space Station this weekend.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivers stunning views from its new orbital perch.
Cassini's final main engine burn this weekend sets up the first act of a grand finale.
A big, nitrogen-ice-filled basin has apparently caused Pluto's entire crust to shift over time.
There's a good chance to catch a rocket launch at dusk on Saturday night, when an Atlas V rocket with GOES-R takes to space.
An innovative technique sheds new light on what doomed Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft when it tried to land on Mars in 2003.
NASA's intrepid Mars rover gets a close-up view of a bizarrely shaped space rock that landed on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
New glimpses from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ongoing data analysis are revealing the fate of the Schiaparelli lander.
A pair of high-resolution images taken from high above Mars appears to show the impact site of ESA's Schiaparelli lander.
Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.
After a 7-month journey from Earth and a 139-minute rocket burn, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has settled in around its new home.
Engineers have decided to keep the Jupiter probe, Juno, in its current orbit until an issue with its engine can be addressed.
NASA’s youngest Mars orbiter has watched clouds grow and detected an ozone accumulation on the Red Planet.
Planetary scientists haven't yet witnessed an active volcano on Venus, but a new study pinpoints a likely set of still-warm lava flows.
As Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars, how are the other robotic denizens of the Red Planet doing?
The innovative joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos Schiaparelli lander begins its three day solo journey to the Martian surface this weekend.
Newly released Hubble images show what appear to be towering jets of water coming from Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA's Curiosity rover took time out from its exploration of Mars to capture some dramatic layering in sandstone cliffs.