But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
Step one: realize we're not alone.
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
It's just plane confusing.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Here's what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
What does that mean for the search for alien life?
There's something weird happening around a faraway star.
Seeing is believing
Scanning a million nearby stars, the 'Breakthrough Listen' project will be the world's biggest hunt for ETs
Pluto is just the beginning
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
This Mars-sized exoplanet is a big deal
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life
Don't pack your bags yet
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!