Breaking down the Mauna Kea controversy.
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
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
Warping space to fight infinities
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
But the end is fast approaching.
But they get along just fine
And it's much bigger than we expected.
Just an easy quantum procedure
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
Zoom in and enhance
Warning: objects in telescope may be closer that they appear
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
Like, 100 times more
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
A quantum quandary
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Two holes in one!
It's all about the corona
A new kind of space weather
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
How to make a black hole without a star.
That's the latest theory, at least
They were produced by two merging black holes
The original baby boomers
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
A dance of destruction
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
An incredibly luminous snack.
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
A spectacle previously thought impossible
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
Dead stars do tell some tales
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
Shamu dreams of Europa.
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
An excerpt from the June 1962 issue of Popular Science, in honor of Glenn's 95th birthday
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
What is going on with my moon?
Not quite ready for takeoff
Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.
But what caused it?
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
More than a light Venusian breeze.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Gravitational wave detection is going through an even tighter squeeze.
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
It just keeps exploding.
The iconic dual-swirl of black holes colliding is also ideal for soup
Divest from Russia, with love
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
What is the solar wind, anyways?
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
The leak has been repaired, but its origins remain mysterious.