But the end is fast approaching.
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Just an easy quantum procedure
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
But they get along just fine
And it's much bigger than we expected.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
A quantum quandary
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
A new kind of space weather
Warping space to fight infinities
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.