Scientists at a conference in Houston presented the concept for a flyby mission to study a mysterious moon that may contain an ocean.
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NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.
The success of NASA’s MarCO mission means that so-called cubesats likely will travel to distant reaches of our solar system.
A half-century ago, three containers of lunar samples were set aside, to await study by more advanced technology. Their time has come.
As another Soyuz space rocket prepares to send a new batch of astronauts to the International Space Station, a photographer takes us inside the world’s oldest and largest spaceport.
The capsule parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean hours after leaving the space station, completing its first successful uncrewed trip to and from orbit.
Axions? Phantom energy? Astrophysicists scramble to patch a hole in the universe, rewriting cosmic history in the process.
With $100 million and a lot of volunteer labor, SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft could be the first privately built vessel to reach the lunar surface.
Silent since a giant dust storm last summer, the rover was the longest-lasting robot on another planet ever.
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.
Scientists from the New Horizons mission presented their latest findings about the small distant object visited by the NASA spacecraft at the start of the year.
Scientists will tell you it’s all an optical illusion and superstition. And even astrologers say it’s nothing to worry too much about.
Mounting delays to the Space Launch System, primarily built by Boeing, are leading the agency to consider alternative forms of transport.
The agency would get $600 million for infrastructure and research in support of lunar missions, but astronauts won’t return until 2028 at the earliest.
Contrary to first impressions, Congress has stood up for scientific research.
Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.