What is going on with my moon?
The evidence is right in front of you.
Citizen scientists, assemble.
Watch a time-lapse here
Some drawings to explain the August eclipse's trajectory.
Don't worry, it's not rocket science.
Even partial eclipses can be exciting.
Experience over two minutes of glorious darkness.
They happen about once every 18 months
It's both chance and certainty. And there's something kind of beautiful about that.
Tune in Friday at 4:30 a.m. ET to watch the moon eclipse the sun
Excerpt: Mask of the Sun
Popular Science on eclipses in Sumatra, Spain, and Hawaii.
If you're in Northern Canada, you'll get the best view.
One of our writers went all the way to the remote Faroe Islands to get the best view of the event
Don't fry your eyeballs with counterfeits.
A magnificent flare, with a magnitude of 6.7. Plus, see our favorite Sun pics ever
It's amazing what centuries of data can do.
Like, can we even do that?
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Okay, it's really just an eclipse.
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
The rover shut down science activities a few days ago.
In 10 years, our Moon may get a tiny new moon
We really need to work on our communication skills
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
It's an event that should bring us all together, so don't mess it up.
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
The solar system's smallest planet finds a place in the sun
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Excerpt: A Book of the Moon
You map, IMAP, we all map.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
This Mars-sized exoplanet is a big deal
On Io, the floor is basically lava
Lunar exploration started as an adventure, now prospectors also see dollar signs in that smiling cheese.
Raise the e-sail
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
Like a giant egg yolk in the sky
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Stranger worlds to come
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
MU69 is far from your run-of-the-mill solar system object.
It's not a sign of the apocalypse (we hope)
Get ready for OSIRIS-REx
I is for interstellar.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
Houston, we have a ringer
A sweet experiment
But you're still extremely unlikely to ever get hit by a piece.
With an icy heart.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
The spacecraft completely changed our view of Saturn and her moons
Astronomers still have no clue what's causing this star's weird behavior
And it could help prove the existence of Planet Nine.
Here's what New Horizons saw as it zoomed past the former planet
Nuclear explosions, space collisions, or gentle nudges from an ion beam?
The 1986 Space Shuttle tragedy killed all seven crew members, but their legacy lives on
The revolutionary explorer gets a life extension
Blue Origin could bring Bezos's shipping empire to deep space
Two for the price of one.
We all like having options.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.
The Japanese billionaire isn't the only one headed for the moon.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
The next one isn't until 2033, so enjoy the pictures now
But they might wobble.
Some serious space weather at play.
The plumes are stunning—and scientifically useful.
Space gets a little more crowded
The Space Launch System could carry astronauts as soon as 2019
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
NASA's mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 500 million miles away
What is the solar wind, anyways?
The upper atmosphere of Venus is surprisingly similar Earth.
A far-out plan to create swarms of self-replicating solar panel satellites
Finally, a good use for climate change
Earth's orbit is becoming dangerously crowded with space junk.
Pebbles and planetesimals pummeled the planet's early surface
NASA's IRIS mission publishes its first observations.
Better predictions can help us prepare
Scientists aren't just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia
Scientists are hot on the trail of our solar system's 9th planet
Directed energy may be the key to rapid interstellar travel
Not quite ready for takeoff
This gas giant has seen it all.
Another day, another hypothetical object on the outskirts of the solar system.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.