Dips in starlight reveal the architecture of a super Saturn around a distant star
"Monkey King" is first in a line of Chinese space missions focused on scientific discovery
More than 30 worlds have new names drawn from world mythology, literature and history
Tis the season for science fiction fun, but could we even tell if the universe around us was filled with galactic empires and rebel forces?
From progress on deciphering the strange features of dwarf planet Ceres to NASA's plans to play with Martian sand and a heroic rescue of Japan's Venus-bound spacecraft, it's been an interesting past couple of weeks...
A pair of scientific papers suggest that the ALMA observatory may have detected 2 new "planet-scale" objects associated with the outer realms of the solar system. But should we be awed or skeptical?...
Two controversial new studies suggest the discovery of large objects at the outer reaches of the solar system
Astronauts already skip ahead in time, but the laws of physics seem to forbid going backward—or do they?
Report from a simulated Martian research station
New findings reveal a crater’s vaporous hazes, and hint at the dwarf planet’s possible origin in the outer solar system
A new breed of giants raises questions about how the biggest galaxies arise
New study explores how life on one exoplanet could spread to its neighbor
Five years after a failed insertion into planet's orbit, Akatsuki tries again
A newly passed bill sets the stage for the future of the private spaceflight industry, and could have big implications for asteroid mining
Decision throws construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope into question
As the private space company Blue Origin achieves a 100 kilometer suborbital flight, and a spectacular re-landing of its rocket, it's worth pausing to consider the basic energy requirements of spaceflight from the surface of the Earth...
New legislation and interest from a number of private ventures could lead to extraction of valuable minerals from asteroids—and sooner than you might think
A dozen quasars in the early universe appear to have shut down in just a few years, baffling astronomers
Findings from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests winter in Titan's southern hemisphere will be even colder than predicted