Never-before-seen crystals found in perfectly preserved meteorite dust

4 July, 2022 - 20:20
Researchers have discovered tiny, never-before-seen carbon crystals in meteorite dust left over from the explosion of the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013.

Search for habitable exoplanets included in China's upcoming space missions

4 July, 2022 - 20:19
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has selected candidates for its next round of space missions, which are projected to launch between 2026 and 2030.

Mysterious blue blobs a new type of star system created by a galactic 'belly flop'

4 July, 2022 - 20:19
The blobs are irregular groups of young blue stars thought to have formed in a galactic collision that scientists liken to a belly flop.

15 stunning places on Earth that look like they're from another planet

4 July, 2022 - 19:35
Earth is home to some truly alien-looking landscapes. From ice caves to martian-red deserts, discover some of the strangest places Earth has to offer.

Solar system planets, order and formation: A guide

4 July, 2022 - 18:37
Explore the eight (or nine) planets of the solar system in order from nearest to the sun and discover the many wonders of our solar system along the way.

How to watch Independence Day on Independence Day

4 July, 2022 - 18:11
Here's where to watch Independence Day on the day itself.

Solar eclipses: What are they?

4 July, 2022 - 17:47
Solar eclipses are one of nature's most spectacular events. Here we explore what they are and the different types of solar eclipses.

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE spacecraft now flying to the moon on its own

4 July, 2022 - 17:22
NASA's CAPSTONE mission successfully executed a spacecraft burn Monday (July 4) and started its solo journey to the moon.

I watched hundreds of flat-Earth videos to learn how conspiracy theories spread — and what it could mean for fighting disinformation

3 July, 2022 - 12:00
By studying how flat Earthers talk about their beliefs, we can learn how they make their arguments engaging to their audience, and in turn, learn what makes disinformation spread online.

Perseverance Mars rover wind sensor damaged by pebbles, but still operational

3 July, 2022 - 12:00
The Perseverance team says the rover can still take key weather measurements after pebbles struck a wind sensor amid strong Red Planet gusts.

Aphelion 2022: Earth will be farthest from the sun on the Fourth of July

3 July, 2022 - 12:00
Earth will be the farthest from the sun on Monday (July 4) as it reaches aphelion at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT).

James Webb Space Telescope has comets to catch when science begins

3 July, 2022 - 12:00
The James Webb Space Telescope's powerful infrared instruments will be trained on three types of comets, potentially providing insight into the solar system's early life.

Is the electric grid ready for extreme space weather?

2 July, 2022 - 12:00
It's clear that space weather can cause blackouts, but scientists are still working to predict extreme events and forecast their potentially devastating effects.

NASA reports 'significant progress' in rescuing Lucy asteroid spacecraft's solar array

2 July, 2022 - 12:00
A stubborn solar array on the NASA Lucy mission might yield enough to allow the mission to continue its asteroid-hunting mandate with few issues, NASA reports.

NASA's flying SOFIA observatory is in New Zealand for the last time

2 July, 2022 - 12:00
For its last international deployment, the aircraft returns to Christchurch for a seventh and final time.

James Webb Space Telescope will get best view yet of 'failed stars' and rogue planets

2 July, 2022 - 12:00
One of the instrument's early programs includes performing spectroscopy on stellar nursery NGC 133 to spot the small, dark celestial bodies.

Virgin Orbit launches 7 satellites in 1st night mission

2 July, 2022 - 10:08
Virgin Orbit just aced its fourth mission in a row, launching seven small satellites in the company's first-ever night flight.

Atlas V rocket launches classified missile-tracking satellite for US Space Force

2 July, 2022 - 01:41
A missile-warning satellite and another spacecraft are on their way to orbit to help the U.S. military get better at tracking fast-moving threats.

Space volcanoes: Origins, variants and eruptions

1 July, 2022 - 22:03
Capable of both destruction and creation, space volcanoes are common on planets and moons throughout the solar system and beyond.

China's Mars orbiter has mapped the entire Red Planet, nailing key science goal (photos)

1 July, 2022 - 22:00
China's first successful interplanetary mission has completed mapping the Red Planet more than a year after its arrival.