Even 50 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
Sort of a two-birds-with-one-planet-sized-stone situation.
New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
Launching a big rocket? You'll need to get wet.
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
But the end is fast approaching.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
Like, can we even do that?
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
Life needs a stable climate.
Some of them might even be friendly to life
We've got exoplanets on exoplanets
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
Seeing is believing