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The Emperor Comes Out of the Shadows in ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer for Final Episodes

A trailer for the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels has ben released by Lucasfilm and Disney XD. The final six episodes will air in pairs for three weeks beginning February 19.

In Space and Cyber, China is Closing In on the United States

"China's satellite manufacturing industry is growing at an alarming rate," said Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Co.

Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

The magnificent Trifid Nebula, also known as NGC 6514, is a bright cloud of cosmic dust and gas that serves as a stellar nursery for newborn stars.

Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster

An Electron rocket built by the commercial startup Rocket Lab successfully took off today (Jan. 20) from New Zealand, carrying the company's first customer payloads.

Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Challenger Lessons to be Taught on Space Station

Two educators turned NASA astronauts will film science lessons aboard the International Space Station that were planned for the late Christa McAuliffe, the first "teacher in space," who died on board space shuttle Challenger in January 1986.

No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February

An asteroid's upcoming close pass with Earth has been the subject of some sensational news coverage — but is there is anything to fear?

Senate Committee Advances NASA and NOAA

A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate.

Supermoon and Pink Sky: Full Moon Rises Against ‘Belt of Venus’

A nearly full "supermoon" rises above a pink band in the sky known as the "Belt of Venus" in this photo captured above Lake Alqueva in the Portuguese village of Monsaraz.

On This Day In Space! Jan. 21, 1960: ‘Miss Sam’ the Rhesus Monkey Launches

On January 21, 1960, a monkey named Miss Sam launched on a Little Joe rocket to help NASA test the launch escape system for its new Mercury spacecraft. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series here.

Fireball Finds! Meteorite Fragments from Dazzling Michigan Meteor Found on Ice

Meteorite hunters in Michigan found six rocks Thursday (Jan. 18) that likely came from a spectacular fireball that lit up local skies earlier this week.

Hubble Mission Commander, Spacewalker to Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Scott Altman, commander of the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, and spacewalker Thomas Jones, who helped install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station, will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April.

After Delay, Rocket Lab to Attempt 2nd Electron Launch Today: How to Watch

Tonight (Jan. 19), the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab will once again attempt a second test launch of its small-scale Electron rocket.

What Is the Biggest Thing in the Universe?

Earth and even the sun are puny compared to a mighty, hulking source of gamma-rays.

Atlas V Rocket Launches New Missile-Warning Satellite for US Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has a new missile-tracking sentinel in orbit with the successful launch Friday (Jan. 19) of the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 early-warning satellite. See how it launched.

The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.

Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Earth-Like ‘Sea Level’

Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought. New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet.

Get Ready for the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse of Jan. 31!

If you live in Hawaii, Alaska or the western half of North America, be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Jan. 31, when you will have an opportunity to see the second full moon of January.

China’s Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

The Chinese satellite Micius has once again shattered records, this time enabling practical quantum encryption between Beijing and Austria.

How a Government Shutdown Would Affect NASA

With the U.S. government just hours away from a potential shutdown as lawmakers struggle to agree on a new spending bill, more than 18,000 NASA employees around the country are bracing for the agency to temporarily shut down as well.

The Biggest Space Stories of the Week

China proposes satellites with lasers as a solution to humanity's space-junk problem, Earth's solar system is the odd one out among star-planet families and a meteor causes a fireball over Michigan. Here are the top stories this week from Space.com.
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