NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10).
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to help the spacecraft get across the finish line.
The small object Ultima Thule swims amid a sea of distant stars in a new photo captured by NASA's approaching New Horizons around midnight EST (0500 GMT) on Dec. 1.
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space.
The latest installment of the "Avengers" series shows the superhero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space and nearing the end of his oxygen supplies as the rest of the team tries to fight back against the evil Thanos.
Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman's personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
On Dec. 10, 1977, the Soviet union launched the first crew to complete a long-duration mission to the Salyut 6 space station. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
That's no moon — that's TWO moons! Saturn's moons Dione and Rhea look like conjoined twins in this newly released image from the late Cassini spacecraft.
It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space.
What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning: It's the annual performance of the Geminid meteor shower.
A new series of NASA images showcase a dolphin-shaped cloud moving across Jupiter's southern belt.
Any modern person who spends time on the internet is familiar with the basic principles of cybersecurity — but imagine you're in charge of a satellite that people around the globe rely on.
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992.
The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October.
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere.
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet.
The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8).