Not thought to be volcanically active, Mars may have experienced an eruption just 53,000 years ago.
It has been four decades since lunar samples were brought to Earth, and the Chang’e-5 spacecraft’s bounty could have great scientific value.
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.
Humanity has never built anything like the outpost that orbits Earth about 240 miles above the planet. These are some moments that have defined the two decades it has been our home in space.
The radio telescope in Puerto Rico has to come down before it collapses.
“Docking confirmed,” the company founded by Elon Musk announced Monday night.
The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
An experiment aboard the space station showed that bacteria were effective at extracting rare earth elements from rocks.
A new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft increases the number of habitable exoplanets thought to exist in this galaxy.
A visual tour of the International Space Station, humanity’s high-tech home in the sky.
Once derided as a poster child for government waste, the outpost in orbit is now seen as a linchpin for future economic activity in space.
It was the first full blue moon visible in every time zone since 1944 on Halloween. Let’s learn more about the moon!
The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft stowed the rock and dust it collected from Bennu, setting itself up to return the sample to our planet.
Future astronauts seeking water on the moon may not need to go into the most treacherous craters in its polar regions to find it.
The spacecraft succeeded in pogo-sticking off the space rock, hinting that it may have been able to capture a large sample to bring back to Earth.
The OSIRIS-REX spacecraft collected rock and dirt samples from Bennu, but it appears to be losing some of what it grabbed.
The prize was awarded half to Roger Penrose for showing how black holes could form and half to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for discovering a supermassive object at the Milky Way’s center.
The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Jezero crater, the destination of the Perseverance rover, is a promising place to look for evidence of extinct Martian life.