Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Like, can we even do that?
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered.
Or just watch pretty planets swirl by
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
What is going on with my moon?
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
But the end is fast approaching.
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
This Mars-sized exoplanet is a big deal
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
The ancient Lyrid meteors have never failed to amaze us.
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
Don't pack your bags yet
Seeing is believing
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
And TESS is just getting started.
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
A sky full of super-Earths
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
The company's open source AI software is an armchair explorer's dream.
And you thought this summer was hot
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
There's another 1,327 on the waiting list
Three of them may be habitable
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
Houston, we have a ringer
Polar opposites of Earth
Life needs a stable climate.
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
You can't come up with the names, but you can choose from several IAU-approved titles
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
To find habitable worlds in a sea of space data, we need computers that can think fast
And it could provide a glimpse into our planet's future
Here's the whole collection
With a view 100 times larger than Hubble's, the WFIRST scope could discover thousands of exoplanets and millions of galaxies
As black as day.
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
Some of them might even be friendly to life
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
Don't call it 'Arrakis'
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
Even partial eclipses can be exciting.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Happy birthday to the best space telescope ever! Love, PopSci.
You are getting verrry sleeepy
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
Scott Kelly's got some competition
Not quite ready for takeoff
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
But for now, these cool exoplanet posters are the best the agency can do
They grow up so fast
Humankind's greatest adventure lies beyond the sun
You can basically read fanfiction about them
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Planets are basically just giant dust bunnies.
The rover took the shot, but never had the chance to send it back to earth.
Time to step up your Twitter game, Earthlings.
Plus, a harbor seal photobombs the Milky Way
Big things come in small packages
It's the final countdown
Divest from Russia, with love
Where can I find a planet like that?
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Juno will zoom in on Jupiter on July 4th
See peak Perseids August 11-12
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
You have died of dysentary
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
An amazing video shows you how, and David Bowie is there (for some amazing reason)
Just a pale blue dot.
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
NOAA's GOES-17 satellite is ready for action.
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.