Featured by Paola Rosa-Aquino
The James Webb telescope will soon be hunting for ‘first light’
Set to launch this week, the telescope is built to see distant galaxies and atmospheres in infrared. Here's how.
NASA’s Mars helicopter may soon be the first to fly on another planet
It’s a flight of Wright brothers proportions.
This alien world could help us find Planet Nine in our own solar system
The gas giant orbits a pair of stars in a far-off system.
Violent space weather could limit life on nearby exoplanets
Proxima Centauri might act too violently for its planets to host alien life.
Spaceflight affects the human body in two major, peculiar ways
30 new studies show astronauts experience telomere lengthening and mitochondrial malfunction in space.
These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars
They could extract elements needed for farming and engineering.
Traces of life on Venus now seem dubious
Three new studies failed to find similar levels of phosphine, the life-hinting molecule.
Astronomers caught a black hole slurping up a star like spaghetti
The rare moment could teach us about stellar death.
A deep-space telescope spied an exoplanet so hot it can vaporize iron
It orbits its mega-hot host star almost every three days.