Europa is an icy moon of Jupiter and one of the four so-called Galilean moons.
A space harpoon test went off without a hitch in a lab of European aerospace company Airbus recently, suggesting that the technology could be on track to help clean up the ever-growing cloud of orbiting debris.
Humans may never venture beyond the moon or Mars to see any other planets up close, but a new augmented reality app provides a much simpler way to explore other worlds.
Should NASA send a quadcopter to explore Titan, or launch a spacecraft to fetch a sample from a comet? Only one of these space missions will be selected to launch in the mid-2020s.
Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Russian Oleg Artemyev launched aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today (March 21).
Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, a new study suggests.
A massive storm is expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some states along the northeastern U.S. coast, and satellites are tracking the snowfall from space.
Google's latest homepage Doodle celebrates Guillermo Haro, a Mexican astronomer who in 1959 became the first Mexican elected to the Royal Astronomical Society.
How does SyFy's new SUPERMAN prequel drama shake out? Find out with this review.
The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped views of 93 deep-sky objects from French astronomer Charles Messier's famous list. Here are some of the most spectacular.
The mobile launcher tower that NASA will use for its new Space Launch System (SLS) is lit up just before sunrise at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The shimmering dance of the aurora shines in a video released recently by the European Space Agency.
The European Space Agency has selected the Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey (ARIEL) project as its next medium-class space mission, with a launch targeted for 2028.
The Singapore-based company Astroscale wants to make the removal of space debris profitable.
On March 20, 1987, NASA launched an Indonesian communications satellite called Palapa B2-P. It would later become the first satellite owned by the Philippines. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Three veteran space fliers lift off today (March 21) on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, beginning a 50-hour journey to the International Space Station.
Stephen Hawking will spend eternity in the company of some other tremendously influential English scientists.
As a black hole consumes a star, an echoing "burp" reveals insight into the process.
With the impending arrival of spring, we can step out during the late evening hours (around 11 p.m. local daylight time) and count up to 11 "first-magnitude" stars – the brightest in the sky.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) celebrated a crisp start to spring today (March 20) in the Northern Hemisphere with a stunning view of Earth from sunset to sunrise.