Witness the full glory of the Falcon 9 reusable rocket's April 8 drone ship landing, in this new up-close, 360 degree video.
A complete world map of Pluto, compiled using all resolved images taken by NASA's New Horizons probe, is the most comprehensive view yet of the icy world.
In May, the southern skies are home to the Gas Giant and its moons, Mars and Saturn. The Virgo Cluster of galaxies can be viewed with binoculars. Also, the Eta Aquarid meteor showers rain in early May.
Looking for a great gift for Mother's or Father's Day, or just something special for the space nerd in your life? These space-themed standbys will delight your favorite space lovers, sci-fi fans and collector friends.
A new kind of comet that is nearly tailless has been discovered — and the surprises don't stop there. It may even reveal clues about the building blocks of Earth.
Spectral analysis of the ''Manx" comet (C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)), using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, revealed characteristics of an inner solar system asteroid in pristine condition.
A spectacular new video of the sun captured by a NASA spacecraft puts you up close and personal with a fiery storm on our closest star — all in mind-boggling 4K resolution.
An Arizona company developing stratospheric balloons for tourism and research announced April 28 it has raised $15 million to develop a new type of high-altitude balloon that could serve missions usually handed by satellites.
The mock orbiter "Inspiration" was rolled out to Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility, where it will be rebuilt into a traveling exhibit.
SpaceX has won an $82.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to launch a next-generation GPS satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket in May 2018, the first of nine launch contracts the Defense Department plans to put out for bid over the next three years
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced April 28 that it was giving up on efforts to restore control of its Hitomi astronomy satellite, concluding that the spacecraft was too severely damaged in an incident last month.
NASA's solar-powered probe will give us a better idea of Jupiter's weather, magnetic field and formation history.
As we arrive at the mid-point of the spring season, we examine some of the prominent stars and constellations (and planets) that are visible on these balmy spring evenings.
The stars of the Milky Way make a dazzling backdrop for Sand Dunes Mountain at Arches National Park in Utah in this spectacular photo by accomplished astrophotographer Manish Mamtani.
Here are a few of Space.com's favorite space books for children and young adults, just in time for a family vacation or lazy summer day.
The new IMAX documentary "A Beautiful Planet," filmed by astronauts on the International Space Station, illuminates life on the station and the beauty and fragility of the Earth it overlooks.
Titan — the only other body in the solar system besides Earth where liquids pool on the surface —has a sea of pure methane.
A NASA jet that chased the prototype space shuttle Enterprise as it made test landings in California 40 years ago has finally caught up with the orbiter in New York. The T-38 Talon jet, tail number 913, was hoisted up onto the flight deck at the Intrepid
Now that SpaceX appears on the verge of being the first to reuse rocket hardware since NASA with the U.S. space shuttle, investors and competitors are sharpening their pencils to assess the business case.
Here's a brief look at the plans private organizations such as SpaceX and Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One have hatched to explore the Red Planet.