Many Earth-like exoplanets that orbit red dwarf stars in the "habitable zone" — that just-right range of distances at which liquid water can exist — are actually too hot to host life, a new study suggests.
Cassini moves into a new view of Saturn and its rings, revealing a stunning view of the planet's strange hexagonal clouds at its north pole atop its fabulous rings.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been snapping amazing photos of Saturn and its moons since 2004. See some of Cassini's latest spectacular photos of the Saturn system here.
NASA's plans to expand an inflatable habitat aboard the International Space Station have given rise to a new "space-craft." The space agency is offering "origaBEAMi," a print, fold and inflate-it-yourself miniature paper model.
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will lead the deployment of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). Watch the event live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT) Thursday.
A new book takes readers on a tour of the cosmos through the eyes of both professional and amateur telescopes.
A giant disco ball has been monitoring the Earth from space for forty years — and will continue to hang there for millions more.
The LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS I) was used to measure movement of Earth surface. Lasers from the ground would be used to reflect of of 426 precision reflectors on the satellite and data could be inferred for study of earthquakes, continental
The China National Space Administration coordinates space activities in the country. It has launched several people into space and deployed a small space station, called Tiangong-1.
The European Southern Observatory has signed a contract for construction to begin on what will be the largest optical telescope ever built.
For over 25 years, one of the hardest working bands in the music business have traveled the globe to perform epic three-hour performances for their fans. On Halloween in 2015, they took them to the 'galaxy far, far, away' for the first time.
The jam Band Moe. delivered a Star Wars-themed set, with costumes props and all to a sold-out crowd at the Pilmore in Philadephia, PA on Oct. 31st. 2015.
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
Skywatcher Chris Schur was able to glimpse Comet Linear 252P with his naked eye just after capturing it on camera. The image was taken from Payson, Arizona on the morning of April 2.
With imagery that has the potential to be 15 percent sharper than the Hubble Space Telescope, the behemoth telescope will give humanity the ability to see and understand far more of our Universe.
Falling rains or changing seasons may produce bubbles on Saturn's moon Titan that create the magic islands that have long puzzled scientists.
The same laser system being developed to blast tiny spacecraft between the stars could also launch human missions to Mars, protect Earth from dangerous asteroids and help get rid of space junk, project leaders say.
On May 30, Mars will come within 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) of Earth — closer than the Red Planet has been since 2005. Here's what to expect.
The Himalayas, the highest peaks on Earth, take center stage in this amazing photo from NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who captured the oblique view from his home on the International Space Station.
The first crewed mission to Mars could be a scouting mission. Lockheed Martin's concept is calling for 'astronaut-scientists' to study the Red Planet from orbit for future landing sites, to remotely operate rovers...