Far side of the moon.

NASA to study radio signals from far side of the moon

NASA wants to listen in on radio signals from the far side of the moon, which never faces us here on Earth.

 | Justin Boggs

Four astronauts gather for a portrait inside the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module

Four astronauts fly SpaceX back home, end 5-month mission

Their capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida coast near Tampa.

 | NASA via AP

NASA image of asteroid 2023 DW

NASA monitoring possible Earth-bound asteroid for 2046

The small asteroid is more likely than not to miss the Earth, but its impact would be comparable to a notable 1908 event.

 | Scripps News Staff

The full moon rises behind clouds.

The best time to see the Worm Moon, March’s full moon

The moon is officially full early on Tuesday, March 7, at exactly 7:40 a.m. EST.

 | Jason Meyers

A child looks up at the sky next to telescope

For night sky watchers, March is full of celestial wonders

Here's when you'll want to look up to see the worm moon, planetary alignments, Messier objects, Saturn and other astronomical events.

 | Emily O'Brien

A full moon shines

Scientists are trying to create a lunar time zone

Scientists are exploring a standard moon time so computers, programs, systems, vehicles and rockets can operate together for maximum precision.

 | John Mone

Astronauts on the International Space Station.

New crew from US, Russia and UAE arrives at space station

SpaceX flight controllers in California scrambled to come up with a software fix, as the capsule remained 65 feet from the station.

 | AP

View of the aurora from the International Space Station.

'Absolutely unreal': Astronaut witnesses aurora from space

Millions on the ground witnessed the aurora borealis, otherwise known as the northern lights. The impressive display was also seen from space.

 | Scripps News Staff

SpaceX spacecraft.

NASA scrubs launch to ISS minutes before liftoff

Four astronauts are expected to spend up to six months on board the International Space Station, but their visit will be delayed.

 | Scripps News Staff

A SpaceX rocket carrying the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite lifts off from Vandenberg Space Force Base

How have nations militarized space?

U.S. officials say an increased military presence outside of Earth could put those tools at risk.

 | Eli Kintisch

a Starship first-stage Super Heavy booster performs an engine-firing test at the launch pad in Boca Chica, Texas

SpaceX receives pushback from Texas residents for testing rockets

Since 2014 SpaceX has made Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville, Texas, home. From there it tests rockets and launches them into space.

 | John Mone

Image of an asteroid in space.

Hours after being observed in space, asteroid slams into Earth

The object, Sar2667, entered the Earth’s atmosphere early Monday morning over the English Channel.

 | Scripps News Staff

Hikers ascend Wildcat Mountain across the valley from Mount Washington.

Mount Washington to reach wind chills of -100F, as cold as Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has recorded nighttime temperatures in recent days of 105 degrees below zero. Temperatures don't often get that low on Earth.

 | Justin Boggs

A view of the cosmos

Researchers asking for public's help to create 'map of the universe'

A team of researchers is compiling the public's answers on certain space images to classify galaxies and stars.

 | Maya Rodriguez

Nicole Mann is pictured on the International Space Station.

First Native American woman in space talks to reservation's students

Students on the Flathead Indian Reservation asked Nicole Mann questions as she was aboard the International Space Station.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

The asteroid Bennu from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Here’s how our planetary defense system works

NASA has been funding search programs to observe the night sky in order to discover as many asteroids as possible.

 | Chloe Nordquist

The Stratolaunch Roc

Watch the world’s biggest plane land after a test flight

The plane, with its two fuselages and 385-foot wingspan, soared for six hours straight, reaching an altitude of 22,500 feet.

 | Kathleen St. John

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

Comet not seen in 50,000 years to pass by Earth. Here's how to watch:

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is forecasted to be the brightest from January 31 to February 1. Experts say it will be most visible just before dawn.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Artist rendition of exoplanet TOI 700 e

NASA finds planet 100 light-years away that could be like Earth

TOI 700 e is an Earth-size world that orbits in its star's habitable zone, which means the planet's temperature could allow for water to be liquid.

 | Scripps News Staff

A comet flying in space

NASA says a bright green comet will appear in the night sky Thursday

A bright green comet will make its first pass in its likely only appearance in recorded history.

 | Clayton Sandell

NASA's Artemis I moon rocket lifts off.

2022 Year In Review: Space

This year in space includes NASA's Artemis launch, new James Webb Space Telescope images and a historic mission crashing into an asteroid.

 | Clayton Sandell

U.S. Navy divers secure NASA's Orion capsule during recovery operations.

NASA's Orion Capsule Blazes Home From Test Flight To Moon

The mission should clear the way for astronauts on the program’s next lunar flyby, set for 2024.

 | AP and Clayton Sandell

ASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze, left, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory DART coordination lead

How Can Earth Avoid An Asteroid Strike?

If a meteor actually hits Earth, it's called a meteorite. As many as 30 pebble-size ones strike the planet each day.

 | Eli Kintisch and Ben Schamisso

NASA's Orion capsule nearing the moon

NASA's Orion Capsule Buzzes Moon, Last Big Step Before Lunar Orbit

NASA managers said they were delighted with the progress of the mission.

 | AP

NASA's new moon rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

NASA's Mightiest Moon Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years After Apollo

If all goes well during the three-week flight, the capsule will be propelled into an orbit around the moon and then return to Earth in December.

 | AP and Clayton Sandell

NASA's new moon rocket sits on Launch Pad 39-B.

NASA's Moon Rocket On Track For Wednesday Launch Attempt

The $4 billion, monthlong mission has been grounded since August by fuel leaks and Hurricane Ian.

 | AP

The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse

Last Total Lunar Eclipse For 3 Years Arrives Tuesday

Totality will last nearly 1 1/2 hours — from 5:16 a.m. to 6:41 a.m. EST — as Earth passes directly between the moon and sun.

 | AP

A NASA rover travels.

NASA's Moon Surface Simulation Could Help In Possible Return There

Before NASA can return people to the moon, it first has to test technology to keep astronauts safe.

 | Clayton Sandell

NASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze

NASA Details Historic DART Mission That Crashed Into Asteroid

The purpose of the mission was to test the ability to protect Earth from potential planet-killing asteroids in the future.

 | Clayton Sandell

SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts wave

Why Are We Trying To Go Back To The Moon?

Why are we going back to the moon now?

 | Simon Kaufman