Rigel is the brightest star in Orion, and will eventually explode into a supernova, most astronomers say.
An ethereal track by Queen lead guitarist Brian May accompanies the awe-inspiring time-lapse view from NASA's New Horizons flyby of a distant solar system object.
Less than three months after the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past a distant, cold space rock, scientists are beginning to piece together the story of how that object, nicknamed Ultima Thule, came to be.
The full moon of March, called the Worm Moon, will occur on Wednesday, March 20, at 9:43 p.m. EDT (0143 GMT on March 21), just under four hours after the vernal equinox.
This Pi Day (March 14), experts gathered at MIT to discuss the future of space exploration and they found that it will depend on collaboration, determination and increasing access.
The eccentric orbit of the Martian moon Phobos could drive the flow of powder across its surface, a new study finds, shedding light on the moon's mysterious origins.
SpaceX plans to launch the first commercial mission of its Falcon Heavy megarocket early next month, according to CNBC.
SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk says.
Journalist Jacques Tiziou's son is seeking help in finding a home for the myriad of documents, memorabilia and "space junk" that his late father left behind.
A supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth. Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal, although the difference is hard to spot with the naked eye.
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
When the astronomer Charles Messier first observed this cluster in the 18th century, he mistook it for a starless nebula, or a cloud of dust and gas.
On March 18, 1980, a Soviet rocket exploded on the launchpad and killed 48 people. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space Video Series.
Japan wants to build the ultimate moon rover for astronauts and has tapped Toyota to help develop a futuristic, off-road, lunar vehicle that could potentially launch in 2029.
The early Earth's worldwide sea of magma may have been shaped by the young planet's rapid spin.
The rule for determining when Easter Sunday takes place is simple — so why isn't Easter in March this year?
China launched its 300th Long March rocket mission March 10 with the communications satellite ChinaSat 6C.
The technological utopias of science fiction may still be centuries away, but building the culture of that future starts now.
The "arrow of time" went backward inside this tiny quantum computer.
The concept of atoms had been floating around off and on for a few millennia, but it took some clever experimentation to pinpoint their existence.
Like the white-armored and -helmeted Stormtroopers from "Star Wars," these spiders are tough to tell apart.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Science teams will open a bag of lunar material sealed since it came back on Apollo, a spinning asteroid is speeding up and three new crewmembers lifted off to the International Space Station — including one who fell back to Earth last time around. These are just some of the top stories this week from Space.com.
That acronym you learned to memorize the order of the planets has led you astray.
In this deep-space photo, the bright-green Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner blazes across a sparkling star field, passing by the open star cluster M37 as it makes its way through the Auriga constellation.
We don't understand the concept of time much at all.
If the White House's proposed 2020 budget is enacted, NASA won't have the money to develop an ambitious, big-budget space telescope for the foreseeable future.
A new image from the European Southern Observatory captures a cosmic bat tucked away in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation.
Rovers, whatever world they're designed to explore, tend to work like little cars, but that can leave them vulnerable to getting stuck, as Spirit infamously did on Mars.
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket took to the skies during an early evening launch today (March 15), lofting a military satellite to become the 10th piece of a communications constellation.