The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
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.
Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning.
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
Step one: realize we're not alone.
Our planet's personal space heater is incredibly efficient.
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
What's the matter with dark matter?
It's just plane confusing.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Here's what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy
Home is where you hang your pressurized helmet
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
Are your molecules lefties or righties?
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Hubble spots the most distant galaxy yet
What does that mean for the search for alien life?
There's something weird happening around a faraway star.
Seeing is believing
Plus, a harbor seal photobombs the Milky Way
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 long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
New research clears the reputation of these distant signals
The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
Don't pack your bags yet
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
Will this generation be the last with a clear view of the stars?
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
The ghost of stars past
Sadly it's not walkable
A map and a tweet-meet brought new findings to light
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
The Gaia satellite charts stars like never before.
Our solar system is just a tiny speck in the Milky Way.
But where is this stellar river heading?
Our neck of the universe is not such a flat space after all.
Dead stars do tell some tales
A galactic near-miss.
You can see your house from here
New evidence suggests it could be a rogue planet captured by our sun
Capturing a meteor shower takes serious photographic skill, but the results are worth the effort.
Scientists aren't just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia
It's time to return to our hellish neighbor.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
It was a neighboring galaxy, in a cluster, with the rope
The evidence is right in front of you.
Getting too much suns
Get your glow from a galaxy far, far away
Finally, a good use for climate change
So hot right now.
You can get too wet for life.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
We're under a time crunch.
From 283,000 miles out, the spacecraft is already making discoveries
Witness history in the making
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
Why is NASA's longest-serving woman an hourly employee?
Life needs a stable climate.
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them
It could be something even cooler.
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
Even though I helped demote it
Bring an umbrella
Scientists are hot on the trail of our solar system's 9th planet
According to new calculations by astronomers
And still has a hot core
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
You can basically read fanfiction about them
But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered.
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
Is there a planet—or even planets—waiting to be discovered out there?
More than a light Venusian breeze.
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its meaning.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet.
What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft
And he thinks the upcoming flyby will prove it