NASA's Opportunity rover has provided scientists with 15 years worth of data. But more than that, “Oppy became a beloved and uniting symbol of human tenacity, curiosity, endeavour.”
This year marked two big anniversaries for American space exploration and changed how we see ourselves.
The 2018 Nobel Prize will forever stand as a historic marker in the evolution of scientific recognition.
The breach of a popular online service for science journalists calls attention to news embargoes.
The 4 billion-mile mission, ending in 2023, could help us learn about the origins of the solar system and protect the planet from future collisions with space rocks.
Thanks in part to a fossil discovered by an eight-year-old, scientists have new insights into the mystery of why turtle shells evolved.
Confirmed exoplanets are still pouring in from Kepler data, even after the 2013 malfunction that led to the rebooted mission, K2. The spacecraft has now added over a hundred more confirmed exoplanets to its impressive exoplanet hunting resume.
NASA's mission to Pluto shattered any misconceptions that scientists or the public might have had about the complexity of dwarf planets.
Google celebrates the 155th birthday of Nettie Stevens, the biologist who discovered that sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes, at a time when women are seeing their greatest scientific success in biology.
There have only been three emergency evacuations at the Amundsen-Scott station since 1999, and rescuers on this occasion had to brave the pitch dark and extreme cold of Antarctic winter.
Researchers say K2-33b, the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected, could offer valuable insights into how planets are formed.
This year's solstice will be the brightest in decades, thanks to unusual timing of a Strawberry Moon.
Blue Origin launched and landed its unmanned New Shepard for the fourth time, but SpaceX promises to venture farther into space at a cheaper price.
'Bog butter' may have had semi-religious significance during the time in which it was buried.
It's unlikely to contain life, but the Jupiter-sized planet is the largest real-life version of Tatooine, the fictional world that boasts two suns from 'Star Wars.'
The periodic table of elements is to be graced by four new members, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has just announced their proposed names.
The space agency has released more than 50 previously patented technologies that could be adopted by innovators to spur America's economy.
The littlest planet's journey isn't just a rare viewing opportunity for astronomers and amateur skywatchers.
The launch is a point of success for Russia's challenged space industry.