But the end is fast approaching.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
Like, can we even do that?
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
Seeing is believing
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
The company's open source AI software is an armchair explorer's dream.
And you thought this summer was hot
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
Three of them may be habitable
Polar opposites of Earth
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
As black as day.
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
And it could provide a glimpse into our planet's future
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
Don't pack your bags yet
Planets are basically just giant dust bunnies.
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
And TESS is just getting started.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
A sky full of super-Earths
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
There's another 1,327 on the waiting list
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
Houston, we have a ringer
They grow up so fast
To find habitable worlds in a sea of space data, we need computers that can think fast
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Life needs a stable climate.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
You can't come up with the names, but you can choose from several IAU-approved titles
Here's the whole collection
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered.
Some of them might even be friendly to life
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
Don't call it 'Arrakis'
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
Lunar exploration started as an adventure, now prospectors also see dollar signs in that smiling cheese.
What is going on with my moon?
You are getting verrry sleeepy
Or just watch pretty planets swirl by
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
Not quite ready for takeoff
But for now, these cool exoplanet posters are the best the agency can do
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
You can basically read fanfiction about them
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
Humankind's greatest adventure lies beyond the sun
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
Big things come in small packages
Divest from Russia, with love
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
Where can I find a planet like that?
You have died of dysentary
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
Short answer: a time machine
I is for interstellar.
With an icy heart.
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
Excerpt: A Book of the Moon
Doesn't seem too fair.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.