Stars tell stories, guide explorers, and help scientists talk about the galaxy.
Like, can we even do that?
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
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"
Sid Meier and Yuri Milner know why
The star system is 25 trillion miles away
Now, the KickSat may power Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project
Shooting for the stars.
We need tiny spaceships. Lots of 'em.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
The enormously ambitious mission faces a few challenges
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
It could be 20 or 30 years until we can build a laser big enough
When you're traveling this fast, every little speck counts
Directed energy may be the key to rapid interstellar travel
Breakthrough Starshot, but for romantics
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
Megapixels: Binary stars are at the heart of this celestial crustacean.