The Year of the Rat has officially begun and Google is celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year with an adorable doodle of a cartoon rat.
A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to Armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats.
Anthropologist reveals a potentially big flaw in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Actress Whoopi Goldberg accepted an invitation to reprise her "Star Trek" role as Guinan — while on camera, in front of a live studio audience.
NASA plans to send a pair of astronauts on a spacewalk, one more time, to finish fixing a complicated science experiment today (Jan. 25). Here's how to watch it live.
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
Two astronauts are taking a spacewalk on Saturday (Jan. 25) to wrap up ongoing repairs to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle detector outside the International Space Station. Watch it live!
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
A new memorial for Félicette, the first and only cat to go to space, has arrived at its permanent home at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
A Boeing satellite is being hastily moved into "graveyard orbit" following a devastating "anomaly" that turned its batteries into bombs.
When India's Vikram lander crashed into the moon in September, it was a significant setback for India's lunar exploration plans — but it wasn't really a failure. Here's why.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule isn't the only vehicle in the home stretch toward crewed flight; three other private spacecraft may get up and running this year as well.
Nilesat, an Egyptian satellite operator, has partnered with SpaceX to launch a new communications satellite.
The infamous "Star Trek" alien species the Borg, which assimilate all beings they come across into their collective consciousness, will make an appearance in the new series "Star Trek: Picard."
A new satellite view of the Taal volcano that erupted in the Philippines on Jan. 12 reveals an island that is now completely covered in a thick blanket of ash.
On January 24, 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
Startup Exodus Space Corp. plans to build a space plane to ferry cargo around Earth. Eventually, that cargo could include people, if the spacecraft is deemed safe enough.
An attitude problem sidelined NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot's handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.
It turns out that, even in space, freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies smell incredible.
SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next Starlink satellite constellation mission by three days, with liftoff now set for Monday, Jan. 27.
While "Star Trek" fans worldwide are rejoicing at the return of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, the actor who plays him says his younger self would have been surprised to reprise the role.
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space.
One of the most luminous stellar explosions ever detected may now be explained. It came from the detonation of a dead star within the dense shell of matter ejected from that sun's companion star, a new study suggests.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxis may not always cap their missions with ocean splashdowns.
One technique that could help alleviate the space-junk scourge just passed a key off-Earth test.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Ready your away team and set phasers to flashback. Here's our essential Trek viewing guide for "Star Trek: Picard!"
A Chinese next-generation spacecraft for taking astronauts to low Earth orbit and beyond has arrived at a coastal spaceport in preparation for a test flight.
Something is keeping "Star Trek: The Next Generation" going a generation after fans first met the characters. Here's what the actors think it is.
Trump hailed the SpaceX and Tesla CEO in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switerland, calling the billionaire tech pioneer a "genius" who ranks up there with Thomas Edison.