Explore the final NASA Apollo mission to the moon in photographs featuring Apollo 17 commander Eugene Cernan who died last week.
The Wolf 1061 star system is only 14 light-years away and a team of astronomers are doing the groundwork to begin looking for signs of extraterrestrial biology in one of its planet's atmospheres.
Although space exploration wasn't a key topic during the presidential campaign, a few of the next administration's plans are clear for the US space agency.
Professional and amateur astronomers will unite this August, taking part in several crowdsourced science projects to get the most out of the solar eclipse that will dazzle the US.
As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity.
The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.
The unusual agreement could act as insurance for NASA's access to the International Space Station should commercial launches be delayed.
And the highest economic fallout would impact regions outside the blackout zone.
The sedimentary rock, called "Old Soaker" by the Mars rover team, was likely once part of a lake bed three billion years ago.
Two billion light-years away, two galaxies have collided and a supermassive black hole has been seen deep inside the collision, blasting a funnel of energetic particles into space.