TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth.
"Ready Player One" portrays a contest between the allure of virtual reality and the seemingly awful life on a desolate planet Earth, where people would rather spend their lives in a simulation than deal with the reality of their physical existence.
The National Geographic Channel has revealed the first 3D, 360-degree video of space, as part of its series "One Strange Rock."
The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency's six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine.
Thousands of Australians are invited to help set a new Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues.
Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station yesterday (April 18). TESS will search for alien planets around bright stars in our cosmic neighborhood.
On April 19, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the world's first space station, Salyut 1. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is in space, but its science work won't start until June. Here's what the spacecraft will be doing until then.
Beautiful images accompany a quick tour of the crab nebula in a new video released by NASA.
Studying how flames burn in microgravity is helping scientists understand combustion. The insights learned could help reduce pollution here on Earth, according to a video released by NASA.
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, rising off the pad atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:51 p.m. EDT (2251 GMT).
The British Earth-imaging company Earth-i has released its first full-color video of Earth from space by its commercial satellite VividX2, which launched in January.
A collision between Mars and a large asteroid may have created the planet's two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
The spring Lyrid meteor shower peaks with up to 20 meteors per hour shortly after midnight on Saturday into early Sunday (April 22).
Like a ship cruising the seas or a fighter jet going supersonic, astronomic objects also make shock waves through the medium in which they travel.
Future spacecraft could think for themselves using the same technology that powers Bitcoin.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on April 12 released an enforcement advisory warning that organizations will be penalized for launching spacecraft without the appropriate regulatory approvals.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says his department is gearing up to add space traffic management to its growing portfolio of commercial space responsibilities.
Pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan and, according to a new study, prove the existence of an ancient world in our solar system.