The pace of space rocks pummeling Earth and the moon was relatively infrequent, but then doubled or tripled for unknown reasons, a new study finds.
NYT > Space & Cosmos
The team that manages the spacecraft will have to wait 20 months for all of the data and images it recorded, but they have reported some early findings.
The side of the moon we never see from Earth contains secrets about our solar system’s early days, and it could help astronomers see the universe more clearly.
The private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.
A busy year in space just ended, and this one will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will visit a tiny and mysterious object in the Kuiper belt on Tuesday, seeking clues to the formation of our cosmic neighborhood.
Half a century ago today, a photograph from the moon helped humans rediscover Earth.
Orbiting 11 billion miles from the sun, this tiny world offers additional clues in the search for the proposed Planet Nine.
Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.
For forty years, the physicist at U.C.L.A. has been uncovering the outer solar system’s secrets. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of Jupiter and its icy moons.
With an upcoming auction of the astronaut’s keepsakes, his sons reflect on an unusual childhood.
Photographers captured scenes in the skies as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon.
You don’t really need to call it a “Super Blood Wolf Moon.”
Reaction in China to the landing was muted — a sign that the novelty of space missions has faded. But it also appeared to reflect political and economic anxieties.
It was China’s second moon landing, and the first spacecraft to touch down on the side of the moon that always faces away from Earth.