This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system made its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and dust.
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The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.
Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.
Saturn’s biggest moon has gasoline for rain, soot for snow and a subsurface ocean of ammonia. Now there’s a map to help guide the search for possible life there.
Without that texture, there’d be none of us.
After a perplexing methane burst was measured by NASA’s Curiosity rover earlier this year, scientists were surprised again by variations in atmospheric oxygen.
Various companies are pressing ahead with plans for internet service from space, which has prompted astronomers to voice concerns about the impact on research from telescopes on Earth.
Two women on Earth, Jessica Bennett and Mary Robinette Kowal, had a chat about two women astronauts in medium-sized spacesuits.
NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the Space Station.
The project included more than 200 researchers around the world, about 40 of them women, including Dr. Bouman.
Scientists have developed an explanation for one of the most striking features of Enceladus, an ocean world that has the right ingredients for life.
Since India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.
At first astronomers thought they had spotted a comet, but it was really an asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter being struck by another object.
Pieces of the gas giant’s greatest storm had seemed to be slipping away, but scientists say the underlying vortex is unchanged.
Astronomers detected an orbital resonance between the two innermost satellites of the mysterious ice giant planet.
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, had links to the Third Reich.
Viewers on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. can see part or all of the eclipse-like event, but not with the naked eye.
In its journey beyond the boundary of the solar wind’s bubble, the probe observed some notable differences from its twin, Voyager 1.
Boeing was one of two American companies chosen by NASA to develop spacecraft for flying astronauts to the International Space Station.