Space

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.


TRAPPIST-1 is a mini version of our solar system, and astronomers have started figuring out what life on those exoplanets might be like.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

It all started with the suspicious behavior of a single star.

The first 'manned' mission to the moon since the 1970s will be populated by bugs and plants.

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.

The apparently random flashes in the sky known as FRBs have resisted being pinned down by astronomers. Until now.

2018 should be a glorious year to turn your gaze skyward. Here's what to watch for.

It wasn't quite as loud as you might imagine.

Does the U.S. government have proof there is life from other worlds visiting Earth?

Are we so fixated on finding evidence of aliens that we can't see the forest for the trees?

When our planet was young, it took a beating from an unrelenting storm of planetesimals falling from the skies. Some of that debris meant more gold for the planet.

The question is, how did it get to be so big so fast?

That's one small step for man ... one giant lie to mankind?

How galaxies get their shapes and evolve is widely debated.

When fully operational in 2018, the Zwicky Transient Facility robotic camera will usher in the era of big data astronomy.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know talks to investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell about his alien abduction documentaries.

The annual Leonid meteor shower is back, and peaks the in the early-morning hours of November 17 and 18. It's made up of tiny bits of debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle.