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.
Aliens Might Look and Think Like Us, Courtesy of Natural Selection
The Monster Star That Refuses to Die: Could Antimatter Be Fueling Its Supernovas?
Imagining a Colonized Mars With Marshall Brain
Ridiculous History: 5 of NASA's Greatest Pranks
Nearby Earth-sized Alien World Orbits 'Quiet' Star, Boosting Habitable Potential
3-D Printing Your Own Tractor Beam Levitation Device
Hints of Einstein's general relativity have been detected in a black hole "laboratory" smack in the center of the Milky Way.
By Ian O'Neill Aug 16, 2017
After all, it's not just the light that changes when the moon passes in front of the sun.
By Tracy Staedter Aug 7, 2017
And don't worry. Even if NASA misses, we'll be fine.
By Ian O'Neill Aug 3, 2017
Can you imagine living on Mars? It's hard for some, but HowStuffWorks founder Marshall Brain has a new book that discusses the idea in depth.
By Diana Brown Aug 1, 2017
Small towns in Idaho, Nebraska and Illinois are trying to figure out how to handle an unknown number of eclipse-trippers. Estimates range from 40,000 to 80,000 visitors.
By Dave Roos Jul 27, 2017
All of a sudden that longed-for moon base doesn't seem quite so far-fetched.
By Ian O'Neill Jul 25, 2017
Check out this video of what astronauts in space see as the shadow of the moon crosses our planet.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 25, 2017
The red planet has been extremely inhospitable for a very, very long time. Why would a congressman think differently?
By Ian O'Neill Jul 19, 2017
The total solar eclipse will be visible across North America on Aug. 21. Here's some information on how to view it safely, and what scientists may learn from it.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 17, 2017
We know our universe is massive, but how can we be sure we are actually alone in it?
By Diana Brown Jul 10, 2017
Everyone's favorite ice giant is weird in more ways than one.
By Jonathan Strickland Jun 28, 2017
Everybody wants to find aliens, even the hacktivist group Anonymous.
By Ian O'Neill Jun 27, 2017
Brown University researchers have found evidence that in its distant past, Mars experienced 500-mph cyclones that rolled sideways across the planet's surface.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 26, 2017
Get ready for a new branch in our galaxy's planetary family tree.
By Ian O'Neill Jun 22, 2017
Could humans really colonize Mars within the next 50 years? Elon Musk seems to think so.
By John Perritano Jun 21, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a life-giving chemical in a star system located 400 light-years away. Now we just have to wait and see what arises from the cosmic mix.
By Ian O'Neill Jun 20, 2017
NASA's newest astronauts-in-training will have to learn how to fly a jet and speak Russian. It's going to be a long two years.
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 14, 2017
The company behind this, Bake in Space, says "the smell of fresh bread evokes memories of general happiness." We agree.
By Alia Hoyt Jun 13, 2017
NASA plans a fourth launch of sounding rocket that could give residents on the East Coast of the United States quite a colorful light show.
By John Perritano Jun 7, 2017
New Jupiter information gathered by NASA's Juno space probe is in, and it reveals that the solar system's biggest world has surprising features that may alter our concept of how gas giants work.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jun 7, 2017
Thanks to gravitational wave observatories, we're entering a new era of astronomy, one in which the dark universe will finally be revealed.
By Ian O'Neill Jun 1, 2017
Astronomers have been thinking a little more out of the box in the hopes of explaining the weird behavior behind Tabby's Star.
By Ian O'Neill May 26, 2017
Researchers used laser-plasma-based accelerators to simulate the sort of radiation that astronauts and spacecraft might encounter in outer space.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 12, 2017
And that actually might pose a problem when it comes to the search for life on other planets.
By Ian O'Neill May 9, 2017
If we're going to colonize Mars, we're going to need to figure out how to live off the land. Martian soil might be strangely suited for that task.
By Ian O'Neill Apr 28, 2017
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