Looking for life in all of the places.
Plus, twin red panda cubs
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
Dark matter makes up much of the cosmos, yet no one knows exactly what it is. Soon, physicists may finally solve one of science's biggest mysteries.
Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!
This newly spotted galaxy is the least profligate galaxy ever seen.
But don't you wish you lived in "The Tadpole"?
Later this year, the black hole in our own galaxy will do the same, munching on a passing gas cloud.
The deepest images taken to date show the universe when it was only 3 percent of the age it is now.
Good thing they are 330 million light-years away
One of the biggest mysteries of physics could end with what scientists find 4,850 feet below the Black Hills of South Dakota
Gosh, look at all those dark materials ... I mean dust
Our resident film physicist tackles the final frontier and finds some key pointers for our own space travels
An astonishing look at some of the universe's most violent events: supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, collisions between galaxies and more
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?