A jumble of memorabilia, storyboards and props, an exhibit illustrates the whirl of influences behind Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1968 film.
Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists — a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.
The cataclysm, which occurred roughly 2.2 billion years ago, might have catapulted the planet out of an ice age.
A NASA program could be ready to launch astronauts to orbit once again, and the number of people traveling to space could surge.
The unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.S. Space Force,” embroidered in blue — was overshadowed by reactions to its familiar camouflage uniform.
To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company tested its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system.
A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts aboard.
The astronomer missed her Nobel Prize. But she now has a whole new observatory to her name.
The American Museum of Natural History’s first new space show since 2013 is a head-spinning adventure that makes a statement about the fragility of Earth.
A field guide to the fashion tycoon and art collector who has a new frontier in his sights: love to the moon and back.
Wolf Cukier, 17, was analyzing brightness of stars during an internship with NASA last year when he made the discovery.
Planetary science experiments on Earth suggest that the sun’s second planet might have ongoing volcanic activity.
Scientists knew a meteorite impact had flung debris all over the world, but where it struck has remained a mystery.
NASA scientists completed field tests in November of a floating rover they hope will one day travel to Europa, the frozen ocean moon of Jupiter.
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
A year full of highs and lows in space just ended, and the 12 months to come will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond.
All year long, Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris. Here’s a list of major meteor showers and how to spot one.
An annular solar eclipse, in which the moon covers the sun’s center, leaving a ring of light around it, was visible on Thursday. “You can actually see the solar system in motion,” an astronomer said.
Seeing Comet Borisov won’t be easy for the typical sky gazer, but astronomers still have a lot to learn from this extrasolar tourist.