Pluto has a splashy secret, a monster black hole shakes violently awake, Juno prepares for a deep dive and Britain's space future is questioned — it's Space.com's best news stories of the week.
Minutes before clouds gathered over the night sky, astrophotographer Matt Pollock caught this snapshot of the Milky Way on March 3, 2016 from Cherry Plain State Park in Petersburg, New York.
The modern constellations are an unusual bunch — here's a tour of the highlights.
At 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT) today (June 24). A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fifth and finally satellite in the military's MUOS satellite communications array.
A new documentary celebrates the 5-year, 1.74-billion-mile (2.8 billion kilometer) journey of NASA's Juno space probe, is available to stream online starting June 24. The film will also probe Juno's amazing science pursuits.
The United Launch Alliance rocket launched the h Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite for the Unite States Navy. It launched from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41 on June 24, 2016.
The British vote to leave the European Union may occur gradually over two years but raises multiple immediate questions about the consequences for Europe's space programs and Britain's role in them.
Neptune is sporting a new spot, the first one identified in the 21st century. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the existence of the high-pressure system known as a dark vortex after bright clouds hinted at its presence.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid does not launch until September of this year, but digital versions of the spacecraft are already taking flight — or at least attempting to do so.
Sci-fi movies frequently depict alien visitors to Earth as hostile toward humans. But what do real-world experts think about the likelihood that an intelligent civilization would want to kill us all?
Astronomers seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence have used a powerful radio telescope to eavesdrop on a star system that is relatively close to Earth in the hope of hearing the faint radio whisper of an alien civilization.
The tiny moon Enceladus is one of the most promising potential sites for hosting life in the solar system.
A collision may have spun Saturn's fourth moon around 180 degrees.
Scientists recently discovered a remarkable ocean sound unlike any other.
A large wave's interaction with the seafloor in the Carribean Sea is so loud that it can be "'heard' from space in the form of oscillations of the Earth's gravity field," according to the University of Liverpool.
An incredible new sequence shows Earth, Mars and the location of Pluto in images from NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)-A spacecraft, with the Milky Way as a vivid background.
A new trailer for a fan-made "Star Trek" film was released this week, despite an ongoing lawsuit between the filmmakers, and CBS and Paramount Pictures. The trailer shows Klingon warships flying through a planetary ring system.
On Mother's Day weekend, a surprise geomagnetic storm got astrophotographer Manoj Kesavan his first ever aurora photo. He captured the image on May 8, 2016 from Lake McGregor on South Island, New Zealand.
A new contest from NASA and the Methuselah Foundation's New Organ Alliance calls for scientists to grow human organ tissue in the lab — to serve as raw materials in studying the harmful environmental effects of space, like radiation.
It’s late winter in Mars’ southern hemisphere, so the carbon-dioxide coating crystallized on its sand dune surface has begun to defrost. The dark spots form from the escape of pressurized carbon dioxide gas.