The private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA scientists revealed images of Ultima Thule, an object 4 billion miles from the sun. Pictures of the so-called contact binary were captured by the New Horizons mission on Jan. 1.
Our planet’s elliptical orbit doesn’t affect winter or summer temperatures. But some astronomers wonder whether it’s a factor in why life survives.
At a Wednesday news conference, scientists will announce some of the results from the flyby of the most distant object ever visited.
A busy year in space just ended, and this one will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond.
Now scientists await a bounty of new data about the small, mysterious icy body, the most distant object ever visited.
All year long, Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris. Here’s our list of major meteor showers and how to spot one.
The probe that visited Pluto will study a mysterious icy world just after midnight. Ultima Thule will be the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.
As NASA’s chief of astronomy, Dr. Roman was the first woman in a leadership position at the agency and oversaw planning for the Hubble Space Telescope.
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.
Many of the stories this year kept our eyes pointed toward the stars, no matter what was happening on the ground.
The real journey to the center of the Earth has begun, and scientists are discovering subsurface microbial beings that shake up what we think we know about life.
Orbiting 11 billion miles from the sun, this tiny world offers additional clues in the search for the proposed Planet Nine.
The “ring rain” that falls into the gas giant is so abundant that the icy bands could disappear in 300 million years, or even sooner.