Mercury is the closest planet to Earth (depending on who you ask), scientists cook up an exoplanet's atmosphere in the lab and the Bering Sea received the second-most powerful meteor impact in recent history. These are just some of this week's top stories from Space.com.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
The Space Development Agency officially came into existence last week and already is causing a stir.
An astrolabe found at a shipwreck site in Oman is the oldest one ever discovered.
On March 23, 1840, a New Yorker named John William Draper became the first person to take a photo of the moon. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space Video Series.
A supernova explosion flung out a super-dense, whirling stellar core, sending it streaking across space at almost 2.5 million miles per hour with a glowing trail 13 light-years long in its wake.
A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could open alien worlds to an entirely new kind of exploration.
NASA's Terra satellite captured striking views of the meteor that exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.
Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox.
Two NASA astronauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Friday, March 22, to swap out huge batteries.
The International Space Station got a power upgrade today (March 22) as two NASA astronauts took a spacewalk to install new batteries on the station's solar arrays.
SpaceX is turning up the heat on its Starship spacecraft project. Literally.
Russia's SIRIUS (Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station) experiment is now underway, simulating a flight to the moon.
Scientists made an X-ray map of the center of the galaxy — and they found two chimneys of plasma.
For each season of the year, there is a "keynote" star pattern — and spring brings us to Leo, the Lion.
The documentary "14 Minutes From Earth," which just premiered on Netflix, shows the secrecy behind, and the excitement following, the highest free-fall jump ever.
Last weekend, a large gathering of Apollo astronauts culminated in a story swap that showcased the risks and dangers of spaceflight.
Trailing sparks between their wingsuits, the Red Bull Air Force swept into Los Angeles from above on Thursday (March 20) to celebrate the third and final supermoon of 2019.
A simple, back-to-basics episode of "The Orville" reminds us that convoluted plots aren't a prerequisite for quality sci-fi.
SpaceX's first tests of its prototype Starship may start soon — and you can watch them live online.
It's a bird! It's a plane! Nope, that's the International Space Station zooming past the moon at an impressive speed of about 5 miles per second.
Burnham has to deal with one emotional uppercut after another in "The Red Angel."
One of the worst cyclones to hit southern Africa left flooding that could be seen from space.
The first "Lucy In The Sky" trailer has launched onto to the internet and all systems don't seem to be go for astronaut Lucy Cola.
In what could be a storyline reason.
Boeing has delayed the first spaceflight of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule from next month until August at the earliest, according to Reuters.
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (March 22) to replace old batteries on the station's solar arrays.
A European Vega rocket launched the Italian Earth-observation satellite PRISMA into orbit late Thursday (March 21).
Arcturus is a red giant that is one of the brightest stars in Earth's night sky.
Italy's PRISMA Earth-observation satellite will take to the skies tonight (March 21), and you can watch the action live.