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.
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
It wasn't quite as loud as you might imagine.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jan 10, 2018
Does the U.S. government have proof there is life from other worlds visiting Earth?
By Mark Mancini Dec 21, 2017
Are we so fixated on finding evidence of aliens that we can't see the forest for the trees?
By Diana Brown Dec 19, 2017
Prepare to be dazzled!
By Christopher Hassiotis Dec 13, 2017
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.
By Ian O'Neill Dec 11, 2017
The question is, how did it get to be so big so fast?
By Ian O'Neill Dec 7, 2017
That's one small step for man ... one giant lie to mankind?
By Mark Mancini Nov 27, 2017
It's the first interstellar rock we've ever found!
By Ian O'Neill Nov 22, 2017
How galaxies get their shapes and evolve is widely debated.
By Mark Mancini Nov 22, 2017
When fully operational in 2018, the Zwicky Transient Facility robotic camera will usher in the era of big data astronomy.
By Nathan Chandler Nov 21, 2017
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know talks to investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell about his alien abduction documentaries.
By Diana Brown Nov 21, 2017
This isn't your run-of-the-mill supernova.
By Ian O'Neill Nov 17, 2017
And it's just a galactic hop, skip and a jump away.
By Ian O'Neill Nov 15, 2017
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.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 13, 2017
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