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.
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
A beautiful ribbon of light in the nighttime sky is generating a lot of talk — and some mystery, too.
By Ian O'Neill Apr 26, 2017
The strange forces at work on Saturn's largest moon would make for some sweet sand castles.
By Ian O'Neill Apr 20, 2017
Plus, we throw in one reason to get excited anyway.
By Ian O'Neill Apr 12, 2017
The "virtual telescope" is first getting up close and personal with Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
By Ian O'Neill Apr 7, 2017
We might be only a few years away from seeing whether potentially habitable worlds are inhabited. How cool is that?
By Ian O'Neill Mar 30, 2017
Solving a math problem could get us one step closer to meeting E.T., so why haven't we figured out the Drake Equation by now?
By Laurie L. Dove Mar 14, 2017
And solving that issue could go a long way toward making our planetary neighbor habitable.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 8, 2017
European scientists are inviting gamers to become citizen scientists, sifting through real astronomical data to spot undiscovered planets orbiting other stars.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 1, 2017
Energized subatomic particles bombarding Earth from outer space can cause the electronics inside laptops, cell phones and other devices to crash.
By Patrick J. Kiger Feb 27, 2017
Say hello to the newly discovered TRAPPIST-1 system, which is just 39 light-years away and filled with seven Earth-like planets.
By Jonathan Strickland Feb 22, 2017
After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I in 1957, the space race was on. And what followed was decades of secrecy that dominated its space program.
By Clint Pumphrey
The first results are in from two groundbreaking NASA studies. What they show could have huge impacts on the future mission to Mars.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 13, 2017
Scientists have a new idea, and it has to do with gravitational attraction and repulsion.
By Jonathan Strickland Feb 8, 2017
Engineers devised a way to levitate and control matter using acoustic waves, and they're sharing their plans with the public.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 12, 2017
A total solar eclipse and a comet flyby are on the list of fascinating astronomical happenings 2017 has in store.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 9, 2017
Satellites have found evidence of massive underground channels formed by molten rock on the moon. They could be stable enough to house lunar pioneers, a study suggests.
By Patrick J. Kiger Dec 27, 2016
Are all the aliens hanging out without us?
By Oisin Curran
Hawking is working with NASA and a few high rollers to send a tiny, unmanned spacecraft to our closest star system.
By Jonathan Strickland Dec 13, 2016
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's supermoon! Aside from being bigger and brighter than a regular moon, does a supermoon affect anything on Earth?
By Patrick J. Kiger
Astronaut John Glenn, the oldest human to ever travel to space, has died at age 95. He had a lot of adventures, both on this planet and off, before he did though.
By Yves Jeffcoat Dec 8, 2016
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