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Jupiter hit by another space rock in rare views captured by Japanese skywatchers

    An observer captured a flash on Jupiter on Oct. 15, 2021, as seen in Japan with a Celestron C6. (Image credit: Twitter user @yotsuyubi21)It&…

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NASA's Lucy asteroid probe has a time capsule plaque with messages to future humans

    An image of the plaque affixed to NASA's Lucy spacecraft as a message to future humans. (Image credit: NASA/SwRI/LM)NASA's Lucy as…

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Nerf gun deals

    (Image credit: Hasbro)Black Friday is right around the corner and as ever, we expect a host of great Nerf gun deals. If you're unsure o…

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Elon Musk says SpaceX could launch Starship orbital flight test next month

    SpaceX's Starship SN20 prototype could make its first orbital test flight as soon as next month. This visualization depicts SpaceX'…

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Best VR headsets: Oculus Quest 2, Valve Index, PSVR, and more...

    (Image credit: Oculus)Ready to step into a whole new digital world of adventure? The capabilities of the best VR headsets may sound like som…

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'Dune' reaches space as astronaut celebrates Frank Herbert's iconic sci-fi novel

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet reads "Dune" aboard the International Space Station.(Image credit: NASA/ESA)The "Dune" franchise has at leas…

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Live this week: Watch the 2021 International Mars Society Convention online

    Update for Oct. 17: The video feed above has been updated for Day 4 of the 2021 International Mars Society Convention.The 24th Annual Intern…

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NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge awards $450,000 to first-round winners

    NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have teamed up for the Deep Space Food Challenge, which aims to spur new ideas about how to feed astronau…

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Artists launch colorful 'jellyfish' balloon to the stratosphere in inaugural test flight

    Beyond Earth's "Living Light" artwork.(Image credit: Beyond Earth/Space Perspective)A group of artists has launched a colorful, jellyfi…

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Binoculars deals: The lowest prices on Celestron, Nikon and more

    (Image credit: Getty Images)We've rounded up all the best binoculars deals, so you can pick up a pair without having to pay a huge sum …

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The 2021 Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight! Here's what to expect.

    The constellation Orion the Hunter takes center stage in this Orionid meteor shower shot by astrophotographer Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan.…

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Solar storm hits Earth, bringing northern lights to New York

    An aurora spotted from the International Space Station. An Oct. 11 geomagnetic solar storm created auroras that stretched as far south as Ne…

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International Observe the Moon Night 2021: Don't miss these live moon webcasts tonight.

    The moon will star in a pair of live webcasts tonight as NASA and lunar enthusiasts around the world celebrate International Observe the Moo…

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Best movie robots in sci-fi

    (Image credit: Disney / Lucasfilm)From helpful companions to murderous automatons, these are the best movie robots in sci-fi.Robots are ever…

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China, space junk and more: Senators voice spaceflight concerns

    Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky shared this photo of the International Space Station on Twitter on Sept. 29, 2021. He and two colleagues were reloca…

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SpaceX fires up SN20 Starship prototype for 1st time (video)

    SpaceX's SN20 Starship prototype just took its first fiery breath.SpaceX conducted a brief engine test at its South Texas facilities la…

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SpaceX, NASA target Halloween launch for Crew-3 astronaut flight to space station

    SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts (from left) Matthias Maurer, Thomas Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron. Credit: SpaceX(Image credit: SpaceX)NA…

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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's ocean moon Europa

    Jupiter's moon Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute)NASA's Hubble Sp…

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Birthday parties in space! NASA astronaut shares how to celebrate in orbit (video)

    NASA astronaut Megan McArthur celebrated her 50th birthday while on the International Space Station on Aug. 30, 2021 with a party that was o…

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Blue Origin will launch William Shatner into space today! Here's how to watch it live.

    The crew of Blue Origin's New Shepard NS-18 mission, from left: Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries. (Ima…

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SpaceX making 1st US crew splashdown in dark

    This photo combination provided by NASA shows from left, Expedition 64 Flight Engineers and SpaceX Crew-1 members Michael Hopkins, Victor Gl…

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Do supermassive black holes merge to form bi

    Penn State Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Micheal Eracleous at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tuscon, Arizona. Credit: Micheal E…

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Mobility data reveals universal law of visit

    This image visualizes the flows of individuals across the Greater Boston area as lines ( visiting frequency as the color, number of unique v…

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Best VR headsets: Oculus Quest 2, Valve Inde

    (Image credit: Oculus)Ready to step into a whole new digital world of adventure? The capabilities of the best VR headsets may sound like som…

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A new 'gold standard' compound for

    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public DomainThermoelectric power generators that make electrical power from waste heat would be a useful tool to reduce…

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Space-based infrared imaging reveals the nig

    The three main weather patterns on Venus. Researchers think the dayside poleward circulation and newly discovered nightside equatorial circu…

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Spektr-RG spacecraft detects its first tidal

    Pan-STARRS i-band 1’×1’ images around the newly detected TDEs. In each panel, the circle shows the eROSITA localization region, while the…

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Space Exploration Sim Star Command Warps Int

    The newest high profile arrival in Google Play is the spacefaring simulation Star Command. In this game you play the role of captain on an E…

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Study: Native, city-living bees and wasps th

    The study found that experimental plots surrounded by 15 or more connected acres of greenspace and flowering prairies containing native plan…

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Apple Provides Sneak Peek at 'Spaceship

    The San Jose Mercury News recently got an exclusive look at a model of Apple's proposed "spaceship" campus, the plans for which go up f…

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New Lava River From La Palma Volcano Capture

    This image, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission on October 10, shows the new flow of lava from the volcano erupting on the Spanish…

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