A biorefinery built on the Red Planet could help produce rocket fuel required for a return journey, but some snags need to be worked through first.
Water and carbon detected in a galaxy 13 billion light-years away provide a glimpse into how these elements impacted the development of the early universe.
Robots that drive on screws can simultaneously dig up space regolith while anchoring the craft in low-gravity environments.
Although the idea of soft robots in space exploration is still far from becoming a reality, there are obvious advantages that are driving researchers to pursue the possibility.
Experts think humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, but harmful solar radiation poses some technological challenges.
A new asteroid that orbits the Sun in just 113 days was recently discovered in twilight images.
DNA damage by radiation is a concern for space travelers. New experiments on the ISS show that CRISPR gene editing tools can function in space and can potentially be used to mitigate these effects.
The first mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids will show us the diversity of the primordial bodies that built our Solar System.
Traces of the gas phosphine point to volcanic activity on Venus, not life.
Is life bubbling under the surface of Saturn’s ocean moon?