If the building blocks of life were present at the time that Earth was born, this could mean life is common in the universe.
Scientists hope samples of asteroid Ryugu may reveal traces of the chemical ingredients that formed life on Earth.
Some people are nervous about China’s growing capabilities when it comes to space exploration.
OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn secrets of the solar system’s origin.
This summer, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
It is a pretty spectacular achievement to not only rendezvous with an asteroid as it is whizzing around the Sun but also collect a sample. Here’s what the researchers learned.