Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own car on SpaceX's monster rocket test flight, and it'll play David Bowie's "Space Oddity" full blast on the way to Mars (if it doesn't explode).
After tackling topics such as how to make a T-shirt and how to drill for oil, the "Planet Money" podcast team at National Public Radio has a new topic to explore: how to launch a satellite into space. The team did just that for real a few weeks ago.
The astronomy broadcasting service Slooh will air a special "supermoon" webcast Sunday (Dec. 3), starting at 9 p.m. EST (0200 GMT on Monday, Dec. 4).
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
Find out what's up in your night sky during December 2017 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
See what's up in the night sky for December 2017, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
The Geminid meteor shower occurs every December. Geminids are bright and easy to spot — even from light-polluted areas. Before you head outside to watch, take our quiz to learn more about the shooting stars.
Here's how to see three naked-eye planets visible in November's night sky.
Get your winter coats ready for the Geminid meteor shower, the bright mid-December light show that's one of the best of the year.
Here's how to make the most of this weekend's full moon — the largest and brightest supermoon of the year — with the help of mobile apps.
While the moon is always a beautiful sight in the sky, occasionally skywatchers are treated to a special "supermoon." Do you know at what phase a supermoon occurs? Or why supermoons don't happen every month? Take this quiz and see how you do!
The heroes of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are tasked with protecting the people of Earth from strange, otherworldly threats. But in Season 5, beginning tonight (Dec. 1), they're in space — and look to need some protection of their own.
Scientists are reacting to news that the iconic Arecibo Observatory — often used to pose the question, "Are we alone?" — is continuing operations after facing a powerful hurricane and dramatic budget constraints.
The increasing sophistication and availability of satellite imagery could make it more difficult for U.S. forces to move undetected.
There may be a lot more potentially habitable worlds zooming through the cold depths of deep space than scientists had thought.
After a decade-long hiatus from making replicas of sci-fi movie props and other cool space-themed collectibles, Master Replicas is back in business with some stellar new products.
The boundary between the Earth's outermost layer, the crust, and the underlying mantle is speckled with mysterious, blob-like regions that slow down seismic waves and lead to volcanic eruptions.
Registration is open for Phase 3 of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which searches for ways to create shelters for astronauts on locations such as the moon and Mars.
How do intercontinental ballistic missiles — including the one North Korea launched Tuesday (Nov. 28) that flew more than 10 times higher than the International Space Station — work?