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.
But the end is fast approaching.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
And you thought this summer was hot
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
Houston, we have a ringer
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
And TESS is just getting started.
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
As black as day.
Don't pack your bags yet
Seeing is believing
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
A sky full of super-Earths
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Polar opposites of Earth
The company's open source AI software is an armchair explorer's dream.
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
Three of them may be habitable
Life needs a stable climate.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
There's another 1,327 on the waiting list
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
You can't come up with the names, but you can choose from several IAU-approved titles
To find habitable worlds in a sea of space data, we need computers that can think fast
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
Some of them might even be friendly to life
And it could provide a glimpse into our planet's future
Here's the whole collection
But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered.
Big things come in small packages
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
You have died of dysentary
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
Don't call it 'Arrakis'
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
Humankind's greatest adventure lies beyond the sun
Here are all the planets outside our solar system.
Or just watch pretty planets swirl by
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
What is going on with my moon?
But for now, these cool exoplanet posters are the best the agency can do
You are getting verrry sleeepy
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
Not quite ready for takeoff
Planets are basically just giant dust bunnies.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
They grow up so fast
You can basically read fanfiction about them
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Where can I find a planet like that?
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
Divest from Russia, with love
Getting too much suns
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Raise the e-sail
Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further
The solar system's smallest planet finds a place in the sun
Like a giant egg yolk in the sky
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
So hot right now.
This Mars-sized exoplanet is a big deal
When it's finished, it'll be the largest in the world, and up to 10x sharper than Hubble