LISA Pathfinder, the technology testbed mission for a future gravitational-wave detector, turns out to be a surprisingly good micrometeoroid hunter.
The MEarth exoplanet survey nabs LHS 1140 b, a rocky planet transiting its host star just 41 light-years distant.
NASA's Cassini mission nears its final act — the spacecraft will enter the first of its Grand Finale Orbits later this month.
Data from the Rosetta mission has linked outbursts on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with dramatic changes on the comet's surface.
Cassini gave us a good look a Saturn's moon Pan last week... and what a strange world it is.
A recent study suggests a plausible mechanism to explain why observers sometimes hear superbright meteors at the same time that they see them.
SpaceX's surprise announcement envisions humans traveling beyond low-Earth orbit and to the Moon at the end of 2018.
NASA has announced that its Juno spacecraft will remain in a wide-ranging orbit around Jupiter, extending the mission's lifetime.
Three possible landing sites are now in the running for the U.S. space agency's next Mars rover.
A study of ancient meteorites has refined the date for the dissolution of the solar nebula, the cloud that shrouded our Sun in its earliest days.
NASA's Juno spacecraft continues to give us amazing views of Jupiter, now from its fourth perijove pass.
A recent study found micrometeorites in piles of dirt collected from urban European rooftops.
A unique method reveals the influence of a planet within the stellar disk around TW Hydrae.
NASA's Cassini returns stunning new views of Daphnis and friends from its ring-grazing orbits.
Japan's Venus orbiter has witnessed a huge atmospheric wave that spans the globe.
Last week, NASA announced two new missions set to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system: asteroid 16 Psyche and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
An exciting year lies ahead for spaceflight involving astronomy and planetary science — by NASA and by other spacefaring nations.
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.
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.
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.