A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals the Cocoon Galaxy, which was once entangled with a neighboring galaxy.
Two NASA astronauts will head outside the International Space Station for a 6.5-hour spacewalk today (Oct. 20), and you can watch their entire excursion live here at Space.com.
Black holes are some of the strangest and most mysterious objects in the universe.
NASA is using information from Earth-observing satellites to assist in recovery efforts following a series of devastating wildfires in northern California.
Ninety-three shining Messier objects have been imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope and are now compiled into a gallery that shows their glittering, shining shapes in stunning detail.
"Soonish" offers a tantalizing glimpse of emerging technologies, and predicts where they could take us next.
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed additional technical details about his proposed BFR launch system Oct. 14, although he offered no additional information about the costs and financing of the vehicle.
It will take decades to sift through the reams of data from Cassini's 13-year Saturn mission, but NASA researchers have just revealed some new insights.
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, the namesake of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, is honored today (Oct. 19) in a Google Doodle. Chandrasekhar did revolutionary work on the life and death of stars.
There has been a surge in private resources dedicated to creating new commercial capabilities and initiating the next wave of space exploration — though not yet for discovery-driven scientific missions.
Why don't we have intelligent robots that seem human, like the replicants in "Blade Runner"?
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for spaceflight and space history books that dazzle.
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.
This may look like a nebula in deep space, but this glowing cloud was photographed in Earth's atmosphere. The photo was taken shortly after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched with 10 Iridium communications satellites.
Feed and inspire a kid's thirst for space with these book picks by Space.com's writers and editors.
Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak between Oct. 20 and 22 and continue through early November.
The last human to step off the moon is the latest astronaut to be memorialized with the naming of a space station-bound cargo ship.
The newfound asteroid 2017 TD6 will give Earth a close shave on Oct. 19, 2017, when the object flies by Earth at an estimated 119,000 miles away.
Many people step into their home gardens for a bit of DIY therapy. A new study suggests that astronauts could also reap the psychological benefits of gardening.