Latest Space Stories
A key part of the Big Bang remains troublingly elusive
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What happens when the sun burns out?
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How close can you get to the sun? Closer than you’d think.
Scientists have new moon rocks for the first time in nearly 50 years
Catastrophic floods helped shape the unique landscape on Mars
What does space smell like?
Meet Lucy: NASA’s new asteroid-hopping spacecraft
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is whirling faster than ever
With Landsat 9, NASA can now photograph the entire Earth every 8 days
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
Inside NASA’s mission to blast a giant, gold-coated telescope into deep space
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth after a historic 3-day orbit
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission and launch in 9 photos
Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past
This meteor-tracking system could prevent a falling-rocket debris disaster
SpaceX’s growing Starbase casts a shadow over Boca Chica
This could be a brand new type of supernova
The COVID oxygen shortage is delaying NASA rockets
The FAA wants to know why Richard Branson took a detour during his space flight
These 5 mysterious space objects straddle the line between planets and stars
Stars that gobble up planets could narrow the search for other Earths
With a new set of cracks, the ISS is really showing its age
How cold is space, and how hot is the sun?
You’ve Probably Been Reading The Wrong Horoscope
This space-based weapon remains in the dark—for now
‘Hycean’ exoplanets could be home to the alien life we’ve been searching for
This speedy space rock is the fastest asteroid in our solar system
Jeff Bezos is suing NASA. Here’s why.
A tiny town on the Tibetan Plateau could be the new global hub for space telescopes
After a few hiccups, NASA’s Perseverance begins its main missions on Mars
Saturn has a slushy core and rings that wiggle
Flickering light could help astronomers weigh supermassive black holes
How to buy a space watch that’s out of this world
A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
NASA just sent one of the world’s smartest slimes to space
Sorry, there’s probably no water under the South Pole of Mars
Enjoy breathing oxygen? Thank the moon.
How old is the universe? Our answer keeps getting better.
See galactic triplets play tug-of-war in Hubble’s latest snapshot
One of Einstein’s predictions on black holes has finally been confirmed
Polaris built a lunar rover replica that can drive 60 miles per hour here on Earth
Hubble spied water vapor on our solar system’s largest moon
New Features Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Revealed In 4K Video
Night sky photography is perfect for social distancing. Here’s how to get a great shot.
Marsquakes reveal the red planet is way more radioactive than we thought
Raging wildfires will give this weekend’s full moon an eerie orange hue
Video Shows Just How Close SpaceX Came To Landing Its Rocket
The cost of the billionaire space race will be paid in carbon emissions
Black hole jets got some stellar glam shots thanks to this giant telescope
Blue Origin brought the first official tourists to space
With its latest fix, Hubble proves to be the telescope that just won’t quit
Volcanoes, not alien life, might explain Venus’s weird atmosphere
NASA’s next Jupiter mission will hunt for life’s ingredients under Europa’s frozen shell
Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin will bring science along on their joyrides
A Brief History of the Apollo Hoax
Some skyscrapers are so shiny they turn into death rays
The Crab Nebula’s electron launcher is so powerful, it almost shouldn’t exist
This Colorado community fought to save its darkness—and all that relies on it to thrive
6 ‘Star Wars’ Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away
Why we’re going to see a rapid rise in sunny day floods