A new sci-fi short explores the message that the (fictional) last human to survive a Mars mission sends back to Earth.
Rapid intensification occurs when hurricanes strengthen in a short period of time — much like the recent hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey and Jose. Using NASA satellites, scientists hope to learn more about how these storms grow and intensify.
Growing plants in space might soothe astronauts' minds, a meteor shower could mean shooting stars before dawn this weekend, companies plan to collaborate on an inflatable, orbiting moon base, and two ultra-dense neutron stars merge.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Blue Origin announced Oct. 19 that it conducted the first successful test of its BE-4 engine, a major milestone for both the company's launch vehicle plans as well as for United Launch Alliance.
A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.
A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe.
If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things …
While "Star Trek: Discovery's" F-bomb this week is not the first time Trekkies heard swearing in the final frontier, fans were still shocked by the series' first appearance of the F-word.
Legendary rock band Styx and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have teamed up for a Space Launch System music video featuring the song "Gone Gone Gone."
Two NASA astronauts tackled a third spacewalk in just two weeks today (Oct. 20), venturing outside the International Space Station to install a new high-definition camera, replace another faulty camera and take care of other routine maintenance.
Astrophotographer Victor Rogus captured an early view of the Orionid meteor shower, peaking this weekend, in this striking video from Arcadia, Florida.
This holiday season get your space-loving loved one something really out of this world. Whether you're shopping for a hardcore fan or a general space buff, it's illogical not to consider these stellar gifts and gadgets.
From robots to rockets and toddler-size telescopes, here are Space.com's picks for the best space and STEM gifts for kids this holiday season.
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.
Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak between Oct. 20 and 22 and continue through early November.
Over the next several days, you may get a chance to glimpse a "shooting star" in the predawn hours, as the Orionid meteor shower will be at its peak.
Amalthea, the largest of Jupiter's inner satellites, casts a shadow on the giant gas planet in this photo taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.
A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features.
Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has agreed to launch its next satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX in 2019, and will likely launch a second satellite on another Falcon 9 in 2020.