A JAPANESE PROBE IS ABOUT TO DROP TWO HOPPING ROBOTS ONTO ASTEROID RYUGU

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week, possibly as early as Thursday , if all goes according...

'ASK A SPACEMAN' REVEALS WHY YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO ENTER A WORMHOLE

In the latest installment of "Ask A Spaceman," astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why trying to use a wormhole...

 
 
 

WHY THE SPACEX LUNAR TOURISTS WON'T WALK ON THE MOON

Twelve people have walked on the moon, and Elon Musk won't add any Japanese billionaires to that number anytime soon.

THE STRONGEST MATERIAL IN THE UNIVERSE COULD BE PASTA

These noodles of neutrons may be 10 billion times stronger than steel.

 
 
 

JAPANESE CARGO SHIP GETS NEW LAUNCH DATE FOR SPACE STATION DELIVERY

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a new launch date for its next uncrewed cargo ship bound for the International Space...

SPACEX'S NEW BFR SPACESHIP REALLY DOES LOOK LIKE TINTIN'S MOON ROCKET

SpaceX's new BFR spaceship iteration now looks a lot like the vehicle the beloved comic-book character Tintin uses in the 1954 adventure...

 
 
 

NEW STEPHEN HAWKING GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY TO REVEAL THE SCIENTIST - AND THE MAN

A new graphic biography details the life and science of the late Stephen Hawking.

JAPAN'S HAYABUSA2 SEES ITS SHADOW ON ASTEROID RYUGU IN NEW PHOTOS

Hayabusa2's shadow is visible on asteroid Ryugu in new pictures, taken during a dress rehearsal to prepare the spacecraft for deploying...

 
 
 

GIANT ICE VOLCANOES ONCE COVERED DWARF PLANET CERES

Dozens of ancient ice volcanoes once dotted the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study finds.

APOLLO 10: LUNAR LANDING DRESS REHEARSAL

The lunar module, called Snoopy, got within 50,000 feet of the moon's surface.

 
 
 

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON REMINDS US WHY SMOKING WEED IN SPACE IS A BAD IDEA

The famed astrophysicist would prefer if you didn't smoke weed in space, thanks.

SPACE & SCIENCE FESTIVAL LAUNCHES AT NYC'S INTREPID MUSEUM THIS WEEK

The seventh annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum kicks off this week, and Space.com will be there...

 
 
 

HEY, SPOCK! REAL-LIFE 'PLANET VULCAN' ORBITS SUN FEATURED IN 'STAR TREK'

"Star Trek's" planet Vulcan, ancestral home of Spock and his species, just became a little more real, thanks to a team of exoplanet...

WILL ELON MUSK FLY ON SPACEX'S PRIVATE MOON FLIGHT IN 2023 WITH JAPANESE BILLIONAIRE?

Yusaku Maezawa may not be the only billionaire aboard SpaceX's 2023 lunar fly-around mission. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk didn't...

 
 
 

WHAT ON EARTH COULD LIVE IN A SALT WATER LAKE ON MARS? AN EXPERT EXPLAINS

Tantalizing new evidence has suggested that there may be a salty lake below a glacier on Mars.

DEARMOON: SPACEX'S 1ST PASSENGER FLIGHT AROUND THE MOON WILL BE AN EPIC ART PROJECT

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced Sept. 17 that he chooses to go to the moon in 2023 - and bring 6-8 artists along for...

 
 
 

TINY SATELLITES HEADED TO MARS LIKELY ARE FIRST OF MANY

Two tiny explorers are pushing the bounds of their kind, but if scientists have their way, the two adventurers will soon have plenty...

INTERPLANETARY UMBRELLA: NEW HEAT SHIELD COULD LAND BIGGER PAYLOADS ON PLANETS

Forget packing a towel to explore the universe, as the joke from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" goes. Instead, a new mission...

 
 
 

THE BFR: SPACEX'S MARS-COLONIZATION ARCHITECTURE IN IMAGES

On Sept. 29, 2017, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's latest Mars-colonization architecture, which centers on...

MARS EXPLORERS COULD LIVE IN 'IGLOO' NEAR RED PLANET'S NORTH POLE

Mars explorers could live in an igloo-like structure near the Red Planet's frigid north pole, to take advantage of the seasonally abundant...

 
 
 



Teacher placed on leave over video of toddler being used to steal prizes...

Teacher placed on leave over video of toddler being used to steal prizes from game machine

Witnesses recorded video as a man, later identified as a teacher, used his child to steal prizes out of a machine, police said. Read more ...

High school football player barred from team because of homelessness

High school football player barred from team because of homelessness

A youth shelter has offered the 18-year-old a place to live after learning about his story. Read more ...

Getaway driver in deadly robbery brought his toddler with him

Getaway driver in deadly robbery brought his toddler with him

Two people died in the armed robbery that yielded $875. Read more ...

Wisconsin authorities investigating reports of active shooter at an office...

Wisconsin authorities investigating reports of active shooter at an office building near Madison

Police were called to a commercial building after receiving multiple reports of a shooting around 10 a.m. ET. Read more ...

Recycled wizarding world in Gambrills backyard raises funds for Florence victims

Recycled wizarding world in Gambrills backyard raises funds for Florence victims

In a unique way of turning trash into treasure, Harry Potter superfans in Anne Arundel County have recreated part of the movies' set for their children to enjoy, and it's quite... Read more ...

ESPN's Rachel Nichols grills Mark Cuban after NBA investigation reveals he...

ESPN's Rachel Nichols grills Mark Cuban after NBA investigation reveals he was unaware of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations in Mavs' front office

ESPN's Rachel Nichols grilled Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on his lack of knowledge about allegations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct within the... Read more ...

2 women in sheriff's van drown in rising Florence floodwaters

2 women in sheriff's van drown in rising Florence floodwaters

Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising floodwaters, according to authorities. Read more ...

Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of...

Brett Kavanaugh isn't the first Supreme Court nominee to be accused of sexual misconduct - here's what happened last time, and how it compares to now

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct, and it's not the first time in American history this has happened. There are parallels between... Read more ...

Twitter reacts to Jon Jones' USADA suspension, possible UFC 230 return

Twitter reacts to Jon Jones' USADA suspension, possible UFC 230 return

Gallery Photos: Best of Jon Jones view 46 images Former UFC champ Jon Jones finally had his future unveiled today when it was announced he'd agreed to a 15-month suspension... Read more ...

Cristiano Ronaldo left stunned and furious after receiving an absurd red...

Cristiano Ronaldo left stunned and furious after receiving an absurd red card in first Champions League match with new club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the 29th minute of his first Champions League match with Juventus on an absurdly soft call. It was Ronaldo's first red card in 154 career... Read more ...