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.


Hints of Einstein's general relativity have been detected in a black hole "laboratory" smack in the center of the Milky Way.

After all, it's not just the light that changes when the moon passes in front of the sun.

And don't worry. Even if NASA misses, we'll be fine.

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.

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.

All of a sudden that longed-for moon base doesn't seem quite so far-fetched.

Check out this video of what astronauts in space see as the shadow of the moon crosses our planet.

The red planet has been extremely inhospitable for a very, very long time. Why would a congressman think differently?

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.

We know our universe is massive, but how can we be sure we are actually alone in it?

Everyone's favorite ice giant is weird in more ways than one.

Everybody wants to find aliens, even the hacktivist group Anonymous.

Brown University researchers have found evidence that in its distant past, Mars experienced 500-mph cyclones that rolled sideways across the planet's surface.

Get ready for a new branch in our galaxy's planetary family tree.

Could humans really colonize Mars within the next 50 years? Elon Musk seems to think so.

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.

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.

The company behind this, Bake in Space, says "the smell of fresh bread evokes memories of general happiness." We agree.

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.

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.

Thanks to gravitational wave observatories, we're entering a new era of astronomy, one in which the dark universe will finally be revealed.

Astronomers have been thinking a little more out of the box in the hopes of explaining the weird behavior behind Tabby's Star.

Researchers used laser-plasma-based accelerators to simulate the sort of radiation that astronauts and spacecraft might encounter in outer space.

And that actually might pose a problem when it comes to the search for life on other planets.

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.