Best headlamps 2022: best lights for stargazing and general lowlight scenes

5 August, 2022 - 10:59
A guide to the best headlamps that keep your hands free and won't ruin your night vision when stargazing or taking astrophotographs.

China launches mysterious reusable 'test spacecraft' to Earth orbit

5 August, 2022 - 02:16
For the second time in two years, China has launched a classified reusable vehicle — thought to be a robotic space plane — on a mystery mission to Earth orbit.

SpaceX launches South Korea's 1st-ever moon mission, lands rocket at sea

5 August, 2022 - 01:58
The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), also known as Danuri, lifted off today (Aug. 4) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, kicking off South Korea's first-ever deep-space mission.

'Woohoo! We're not going to die!' Blue Origin space tourists celebrate successful mission

4 August, 2022 - 23:40
Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle carried six people on a roughly 10-minute flight today (Aug. 4) — a brief mission, but long enough to change the passengers' lives forever.

Best zoom lenses

4 August, 2022 - 12:23
These are the best zoom lenses you can get right now for Canon, Nikon, Sony and other cameras.

Just how big can a super-Earth get while staying 'habitable'?

4 August, 2022 - 12:00
But could these giant, rocky planets actually sustain the conditions for life? Or is life limited to smaller planets like our own?

Meteors seem to be raining down on New Zealand, but why are some bright green?

4 August, 2022 - 12:00
Why are these meteors burning green, and what does it have to do with the aurora?

SpaceX will launch South Korea's 1st moon mission today: Watch live

4 August, 2022 - 12:00
The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday (Aug. 4) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Watch Blue Origin launch 6 people to suborbital space Thursday morning

4 August, 2022 - 12:00
Blue Origin will launch six people to suborbital space and back on Thursday morning (Aug. 4), and you can watch the action live.

You can watch 4 different rocket launches in free webcasts Thursday

4 August, 2022 - 07:23
If you're a fan of spaceflight, then Thursday will be a banner day with no less than four different rockets launching missions off planet Earth.

Rocket Lab launches US spy satellite on mystery mission

4 August, 2022 - 07:21
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-199 mission launched early this morning (Aug. 4) atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster from New Zealand.

SpaceX's private Polaris Dawn space crew targets December launch date: report

3 August, 2022 - 23:00
The first of the Polaris program launches should lift off in December 2022, its billionaire commander says.

European Space Agency recruits Shaun (the sheep) for Artemis 1 moon mission

3 August, 2022 - 22:58
Shaun, the title character from the television series "Shaun the Sheep," has been assigned a space on NASA's upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission.

Super-Earth planet zips through the habitable zone of red dwarf star

3 August, 2022 - 22:00
Low mass and dim red dwarf stars account for 75% of stars in the Milky Way and astronomers are attempting to discover planets that orbit them.

Did Russia just launch a spacecraft to stalk a US spy satellite?

3 August, 2022 - 12:00
A newly launched Russian spy satellite may be tasked with stalking one of its American counterparts.

A month on 'Mars': Preparing to visit the Red Planet ... on Earth

3 August, 2022 - 12:00
On Aug. 1, a group of eight researchers and their associates headed to the high Arctic to spend a month at the Haughton-Mars Project base on Devon Island.

Planets made of dark matter may have blown up, and we could see them

3 August, 2022 - 12:00
A new hypothesis proposes that a large fraction of dark matter may be bound up inside tight balls the size of Neptune — so-called dark matter planets.

South Korea's moonshot will explore lunar magnetic mysteries and more

3 August, 2022 - 12:00
Set to blast off on Aug. 4, South Korea's pathfinding Danuri mission will measure magnetic anomalies and scan the lunar surface.

Nikon binoculars deals available right now

3 August, 2022 - 10:34
Here's our handy guide to all the best Nikon binoculars deals with something for every level of astronomer and budget.

NASA will preview its Artemis 1 moon mission this week. Here's how to watch for free.

2 August, 2022 - 23:06
NASA is weeks away from launching its first Artemis flight to the moon and you can learn all about it in free webcasts this week.