Hurricane Maria peaked as a massive Category 5 storm as it rolled across the Caribbean in September 2017. See photos of Hurricane Maria from space by satellites in our gallery here.
Learn about the size, shape and composition of asteroids as well as their history, naming conventions, and plans to mine asteroids in the future.
Now that the worst of Hurricane Maria has passed, Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory is preparing to start surveying the damage.
Arecibo Observatory has been used to send a SETI message as well as for scanning the skies for approaching asteroids.
A free screening and panel Thursday evening (Sept. 21) will follow the Voyager probes' journey in "The Farthest," then follow the film itself through its development and explore how it tells the story of those extraordinary spacecraft.
The Arecibo Observatory is an icon of astronomy. The giant radio telescope in Puerto Rico is the second-largest of its kind on Earth. See photos of Arecibo over the years in our gallery here.
The "Star Trek: Discovery" premiere brought together the cast and creators of the show, as well as some of the stars of past "Star Trek" series.
A pair of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter are unlike anything scientists have previously observed in that region. The peculiar duo may provide new insights into how these rocky bodies evolve, and how they affected the evolution of the solar system.
New evidence shows that the Red Planet's outer crust, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) thick, is porous and not as dense as previously thought.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make a close flyby of Earth before shooting out toward the asteroid Bennu, and skywatchers will have the opportunity to wave goodbye to the probe as it passes overhead.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission launched in 2016 to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu and return them to Earth. See photos from the mission here.
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.
‘Star Trek’ first aired more than 50 years ago, and with five network live-action TV series to choose from, this was a tough list to make.
Satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are tracking Hurricane Maria from space you can see some of those observations below, shared by the agencies on social media.
Seen from space, these discs look more like modern art than potatoes.
The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
NASA's Orion spacecraft parachutes down from the sky over Arizona during a launch abort test on Sept. 13.
NOAA satellites and International Space Station cameras have been capturing imagery of the storm since it was developing in the Atlantic Ocean.
To understand the explosive dance between two stars in a close orbit, researchers turned to a 3D model — and even 3D printed it to get a more intuitive view.
Lung tissue samples grown on the International Space Station, which have just arrived back on Earth, could help researchers understand how space travel affects breathing.