Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
We're going to need some more evidence.
Megapixels: Binary stars are at the heart of this celestial crustacean.
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
A lack of personnel makes the problem more precarious.
It contains a whopping 665 million pixels.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
It's actually more of a holiday yardstick.
See this interstellar blood bath in all its glory detail.
Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning.
Despite what Harvard scientists say.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
Mars is at its closest and clearest right now. You know you want to look at it.
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Two stars enter, one star leaves
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
Happy birthday to the best space telescope ever! Love, PopSci.
When the stars align, you can zoom way in.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.
It's just plane confusing.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
I is for interstellar.
The traveller (maybe from another star) didn't stay long and it's moving away fast
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
As black as day.
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
A sky full of super-Earths
Your aurora is showing
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Now it's ready for the final tests before launch in 2018
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
Where have they been hiding?
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Spaceman documents Mike Massimino's unlikely journey from fire inspector's son to elite astronaut
An excerpt from Spaceman, a memoir by astronaut Mike Massimino
Hints of a subsurface ocean of H2O
What did Hubble find on Europa?
After quickly heating up, SAO 244567 has started to chill out
Hubble Telescope will investigate further
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder where you went
Using Hubble's ultraviolet capabilities, the light show comes to life
A rare galaxy formation gives glimpses into the early universe
Music of the spheres
Mike Massimino shows me around
And it's giving Einstein a run for his money
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
Ready by 2022
55 million light years away
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
The telescope began work 26 years ago today, but getting there wasn't so easy
A competition to send us to the stars
A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula
Gone, but too awesome to forget
So long, and thanks for all the planetary science
Approximately 100 million years before Beyonce was born
Complete with tiny laser beams
To Mars or bust
300 times the coverage!
Hubble spots the most distant galaxy yet
With a view 100 times larger than Hubble's, the WFIRST scope could discover thousands of exoplanets and millions of galaxies
Mirror, mirror, in the clean room
Big things come in small packages
In our galaxy, but still far, far away
It's official: the next big telescope will launch in October 2018
When it's finished, it'll be the largest in the world, and up to 10x sharper than Hubble
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
Earth life: an early arrival at the party
A portrait of the planet in high-resolution
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
Teach a computer to see and it'll work for a lifetime
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
Hope you're not afraid of heights
Figuring out if conditions are right for life on Jupiter's icy moon
A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
An interview with Keri Bean, NASA engineer and R2D2's best friend
Through the looking glass of general relativity
Who knows what might be lurking on this weird, tiny space rock
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
That's three moons down, two to go
Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
Short answer: They create a beautiful swirling mess.
Andromeda in high-def
The biggest and baddest ground-based telescopes are on their way
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
And you thought your home was dusty
Yesterday's Antares failure was not exactly unprecedented.
What could darken so much of an 80 million-square-mile storm?
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.