It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.
The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.
A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.
The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
The announcement signals that the Soyuz spacecraft has been deemed safe for crewed travel following two astronauts’ harrowing emergency return to Earth in October.
Launched in 2007, the spacecraft discovered bright spots on Ceres and forbidding terrain on Vesta.
The court granted a building permit for a roughly $2 billion observatory, which activists had protested would further degrade the site of an ancient volcano.
After nine and a half years in orbit, 530,506 stars observed and 2,662 planets around other stars discovered, the telescope will be left to drift forever around the sun.
Something very large and dark occupies the center of our galaxy, and new data suggest that it is indeed a black hole.
It’s just a cloud. A very long cloud.
In a study from beyond the grave, the theoretical physicist sings (mathematically) of memory, loss and the possibility of data redemption.
The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.
The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.
The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the relationship between science and war, what he would do with a $700 billion research budget and why he’s in favor of a space force.
Damien Chazelle’s sweeping and intimate yet underwhelming film revisits the first lunar landing, with Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.
The Soyuz craft experienced a problem minutes after liftoff, en route to the International Space Station, but the capsule landed safely.
She was shunned by the space community after she sued North American Rockwell in the launchpad death of Gus Grissom. She won a settlement.