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When the "Great American" total solar eclipse sweeps across the U.S. on Aug. 21, you'll need some safety-rated gear to watch it safely. Here are Space.com's picks for the best eclipse-viewing gear, including glasses, binoculars, telescopes and more!
The mobile hotel concept combines high-speed rail with luxury accommodations.
For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.
Astronomers use a variety of methods to determine how far away celestial objects are from Earth. Learn about this "cosmic distance ladder" in the ninth episode of "We Don't Planet."
Here's where the staff of Space.com will be viewing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, and the reasons why we selected our individual viewing sites.
Astronomers have observed the eating habits of a protostar — and like any youngster, it has an affinity for fast food.
After a slight delay, a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make its second trip to space today (June 23) to orbit the first communications satellite for Bulgaria.
The three potentially habitable Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may be even more promising abodes for life than scientists had thought.
A Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is scheduled to travel into the stratosphere on Thursday (June 22) aboard one of World View Enterprise's Stratollite high-altitude balloon systems.
One of Hollywood's top directors will step into helm Han Solo.
The United States Mint will honor the important roles that Native Americans have held in the U.S. space program with the issuance of a dollar coin in 2019.
Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space.
A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground.
Lawmakers took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force — similar to the way the Marine Corps functions in the Navy — by drafting legislation that would require the new organization to be set up by January 1, 2019.
The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034.
Intelligent, extraterrestrial life could be advanced in ways that would stymie efforts to find them.
Astronomers will set the sights of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla on nearby stars Proxima Centauri, Barnard's Star and Ross 154.
Another planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system.
A new understanding of how jets of plasma explode from the surface of the sun could help scientists crack one of the biggest mysteries surrounding our nearest star.
New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once.