UAE Mars orbiter creates stunning new map of the Red Planet
A new map of Mars shows the Red Planet in stunning detail, revealing a wealth of fascinating geological features as seen from orbit.
SpaceX Starship will launch this new private moon rover in 2026 (video)
A new lunar rover built by Astrolab will launch on an upcoming SpaceX Starship mission to the moon as early as 2026.
Black hole jet changes direction as astronomers watch in cosmic first — and it’s aimed right at us
Astronomers are redefining a galaxy whose black hole jet changed directions by 90 degrees.
Surprise! Icy ‘rain’ from Saturn’s rings is heating the gas giant’s atmosphere
Icy ‘rain’ from Saturn’s rings is heating the gas giant’s atmosphere, a phenomenon never seen in the solar system before, a new study suggests.
Private Dream Chaser space plane’s 1st launch slips to December: report
Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser will delay about half a year to December, while its new United Launch Alliance Vulcan rocket’s upper stage had an anomaly during testing.
Curious cosmic coincidence could help explain fast radio burst mystery
Two mysterious cosmic phenomena appeared in the same patch of sky nearly at once, and it may not be a coincidence.
The double stars of spring offer twice the skywatching fun this season
Now that spring is officially here, we have a great view of some of the most interesting double stars in our sky.
NASA aims to boost diversity at space agency with 2 high-ranking positions
NASA has appointed Steve Shih as the agency’s first diversity ambassador and Elaine Ho as the next associate administrator for the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Pentagon won’t be buying air-launched hypersonic missile after failed test: report
The US Air Force will not use a Lockheed Martin-made hypersonic weapon for its Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon program. Other hypersonic research continues.
NASA’s Apollo-era crawler, upgraded for Artemis, sets Guinness world record
It’s taken seven years, but now it’s official: one of NASA’s Apollo-era rocket movers is the heaviest self-powered vehicle. Guinness World Records confirmed Crawler-Transporter 2 tipped the scale.