Like, can we even do that?
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
We need tiny spaceships. Lots of 'em.
When you're traveling this fast, every little speck counts
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Here's what the astrophysicist says about the future of space exploration
Going to Alpha Centauri "within a generation"
The star system is 25 trillion miles away
Shooting for the stars.
Sid Meier and Yuri Milner know why
The enormously ambitious mission faces a few challenges
Stars tell stories, guide explorers, and help scientists talk about the galaxy.
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project
It could be 20 or 30 years until we can build a laser big enough
Directed energy may be the key to rapid interstellar travel
Breakthrough Starshot, but for romantics
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Megapixels: Binary stars are at the heart of this celestial crustacean.
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.