Pushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.
Astronomers have discovered a vast assemblage of galaxies hidden behind our own, in the “zone of avoidance.”
Astronomers claim to have seen a flash from the merger of two black holes within the maelstrom of a third, far bigger one.
The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.
Scientists have discovered the heaviest known neutron star, or maybe the lightest known black hole: “Either way it breaks a record.”
Do signals from beneath an Italian mountain herald a revolution in physics?
As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
Researchers propose a new model to explain the formation of most of the meteorites that make it to Earth.
As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.
Seven years ago, entrepreneurs planned trips to the stratosphere, but tourists never got off the ground. They’re trying again.
Researchers enlisted quantum physics to send a “secret key” for encrypting and decrypting messages between two stations 700 miles apart.
A new study suggests the interloper may have arisen in an interstellar cloud, where stars are sometimes born.
There are about a septillion stars in the observable universe. You can bring a fraction into your home — which is more than enough.
Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh company, won a $199.5 million contract to transport NASA’s VIPER rover to the lunar surface.
A black hole was seen shooting electrified gas and energy into space. Each blob contained about 400 million billion pounds of matter.
Using tiny sensors and equipment aboard the space station, a project called ICARUS seeks to revolutionize animal tracking.
The president has tried to parlay space policy into an upbeat campaign issue for the 2020 election.
Is the pandemic a rehearsal for our own cosmic mortality?
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley could stay in orbit for months to aid the station’s short-staffed crew.
The president, beleaguered by a pandemic, economic troubles and racial unrest, viewed the liftoff as a welcome moment of triumph that he celebrated with a campaign rally-style speech.