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Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
One group is investigating four new moving objects found by members of the public to see if they are potential new solar system discoveries. As exciting as this is, researchers are also making discoveries that question the prospect of a ninth planet.
Peggy Whitson has made space history. An astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station, Whitson broke the record for the most time in space by an American with more than 534 days over the course of her three long-duration missions.
The prospect of extended flat budgets for NASA has some scientists concerned that research funds could be raided to support other programs.
Five of Whitson's fantastic achievements are listed here by NASA, which now includes most days in space by a NASA astronaut.
The NASA astronaut broke the record for most time in Space by a NASA astronaut on April 24, 2017. Donald Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate her.
At 10 a.m. EDT today (April 24), President Trump called NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station to congratulate her for breaking the U.S. record for total time in space.
Space station astronauts captured this stunning view of Europe by night as they flew 230 miles to km 230 miles (370 km) overhead on April 6. Also pictured is Canadarm2, a remote-controlled robotic arm that turns 16 today.
ESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite has been capturing radar data of the massive crack in the Larsen-C ice shelf. When it calves,“ it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded,” according to the European Space Agency.
Calling all filmmakers! NASA wants you to make a movie using the agency's own images and footage of space. Submissions are now open for the third annual CineSpace Short Film Competition.
On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet's core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the planet's surface and create unique crown-shaped geologic features called coronae, a new study finds.
Vanexus Photography captured a stunning view of a proton arc (white/grey line seen on the left) and the northern lights above Porteau Cove Provincial Park on May 8, 2016.
Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites.
NASA's superstar astronaut and International Space Station commander Peggy Whitson received a special long-distance call from the White House to congratulate her for breaking yet another record in space.
Planet-hunters Natalie Batalha, Michael Gillon and Guillem Anglada-Escudé have been named to Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people for their exoplanet research.
Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman drove a battery-powered Hummer at the front of the March for Science satellite rally in Los Angeles yesterday (April 22), and discussed his concern for how well humans are taking care of spaceship Earth.
Carbon is a building block of life on our planet. It is stored in reservoirs on Earth – in rocks, plants and soil – in the oceans, and in the atmosphere. And it cycles constantly between these reservoirs.
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts of all ages flooded the streets of Washington despite a drizzling rain Saturday (April 22) in a March for Science to show their support for the scientific work that has made modern life possible
Scientists and science allies are gathering today (April 22) in Washington, D.C., and in hundreds of cities around the world, for the 2017 March for Science. Check out some of the best space signs and more from the demonstrations.
See the best photos on Space.com this week, including new views of Earth from space, a rare quadruple supernova, and Bart Simpson's face on Ceres.