Explore the vast reaches of space and mankind’s continuing efforts to conquer the stars, including theories such as the Big Bang, the International Space Station, plus what the future holds for space travel and exploration.
Is the U.S. Government Hiding New Proof of Alien Life?
Only a Black Hole Could Make a Black Hole That Massive!
Chinese Insects and Plants Will Be the Next Earthlings on the Moon
Why Fruit Flies Were the First Animals in Space
This Galaxy Doesn't Have Dark Matter, and That's Weird
3-D Printing Your Own Tractor Beam Levitation Device
Take that, stars!
By Ian O'Neill Apr 12, 2018
The little flies have way more in common with us than you think. And it made them the perfect test animal to send to space.
By Mark Mancini Apr 5, 2018
Yep, 'Oumuamua was probably kicked out of its own star system by an overbearing gas giant like Jupiter.
By Ian O'Neill Mar 30, 2018
Everyone's heard of the blue moon and the harvest moon, but did you know every single moon of the year has a name? Who named them and what do the names mean?
By Nathan Chandler Mar 30, 2018
The SpaceX mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for liftoff on April 2, will enable research on everything from thunderstorms to wound healing.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 29, 2018
It's called NGC1052-DF2, an ultra-diffuse galaxy located 65 million light-years away, and it might mean that we don't quite know how all galaxies form after all.
By Ian O'Neill Mar 28, 2018
Scholz's star buzzed our solar system back when humans and Neanderthals roamed the planet. Turns out that encounter may have shaken up a whole bunch of comets.
By Ian O'Neill Mar 23, 2018
Beneath Jupiter's famous swirls and stripes is an environment that's completely unlike anything on Earth.
By Ian O'Neill Mar 9, 2018
Plus, a bonus finding on dark matter!
By Ian O'Neill Mar 6, 2018
The government's secret Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program has spent millions researching UFOs and alien life. Are they covering up their findings?
By Diana Brown Mar 2, 2018
In 2019, the moon will be getting its own 4G network. That could be better service than some of us have here on Earth.
By Nathan Chandler Feb 28, 2018
Some neutron stars may have a pretty amazing party trick up their stellar sleeves.
By Ian O'Neill Feb 27, 2018
New Horizons takes photo from 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) away from Earth.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 22, 2018
The Kepler Space Telescope seeks out small habitable exoplanets that may share similar qualities to Earth.
By Ian O'Neill Feb 22, 2018
TRAPPIST-1 is a mini version of our solar system, and astronomers have started figuring out what life on those exoplanets might be like.
By Ian O'Neill Feb 12, 2018
You could be reading this article deep in a dark matter rainforest filled with creatures in a roaring dark matter ecosystem — but have no clue.
By Ian O'Neill Feb 7, 2018
The countdown begins to send Elon Musk's most powerful rocket beyond Earth's atmosphere. Whether it will be a success is anybody's guess.
By John Donovan Feb 5, 2018
In space, poop is often a problem. Maybe it will be part of the solution, thanks to a study showing waste can become protein and fat.
By Nathan Chandler Feb 5, 2018
Researchers threw the ingredients of the universe into a virtual box and let the known laws of physics bake a cosmic cake. The results are stunning.
By Ian O'Neill Feb 2, 2018
The term "blue moon" dates back to at least the 16th century. Since then, it's had several different definitions, many of which are contradictory. So what's a blue moon today?
By Mark Mancini Jan 25, 2018
It all started with the suspicious behavior of a single star.
By Ian O'Neill Jan 17, 2018
The first 'manned' mission to the moon since the 1970s will be populated by bugs and plants.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 17, 2018
All those intrepid colonists are going to need a plentiful supply of water, and it turns out that accessing one may not be as hard as we thought.
By Ian O'Neill Jan 15, 2018
The apparently random flashes in the sky known as FRBs have resisted being pinned down by astronomers. Until now.
By Ian O'Neill Jan 12, 2018
2018 should be a glorious year to turn your gaze skyward. Here's what to watch for.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jan 10, 2018
The Wild Back and Forth of Netflix's 'Wild Wild Country'
Scientists Closer to Developing a Bee-friendly Pesticide
A Compendium of Fart Facts, Plus One Gaseous Podcast