NASA’s Juno probe is beginning an extended mission that may not have been possible if it hadn’t experienced engine trouble when it first arrived at the giant planet.
We the people need to take more control of how we move into the brave new worlds beyond our planet.
Here’s a preview of what to expect in space and astronomy in the year to come.
One day that has room for three distinct astronomical events.
A celestial meet-cute will unfold before our eyes on Monday. Here’s why you should be excited about that.
A rare conjunction of planets serves as a reminder that there is more to the universe than just ourselves.
On Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will appear to be no more than a dime’s width apart in the night sky. The last time that could be seen was in 1226.
Astronomers are watching an object transform into a hyperactive comet that will head toward the inner solar system in the coming decades.
“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.
Two veteran space journalists discuss why so much attention and budget seems to be directed to the red planet.
A new model offers an explanation for how the Galilean satellites formed around the solar system’s largest world.
Astronomers say they have found orphan rocks from another star, or stars, stashed in the outer solar system.