But the end is fast approaching.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
Like, can we even do that?
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
And you thought this summer was hot
Excerpt: A Book of the Moon
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
Planets are basically just giant dust bunnies.
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet.
A sky full of super-Earths
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
Life needs a stable climate.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
But our days of massive exoplanet dumps may be numbered.
The Gaia satellite charts stars like never before.
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
Don't call it 'Arrakis'
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
What is going on with my moon?
The company's open source AI software is an armchair explorer's dream.
But for now, these cool exoplanet posters are the best the agency can do
Polar opposites of Earth
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
Three of them may be habitable
You can basically read fanfiction about them
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
Where can I find a planet like that?
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
How much are you willing to pay to become an astronaut?
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them
Seeing is believing
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
Don't pack your bags yet
Some of them might even be friendly to life
And TESS is just getting started.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
Scientists aren't just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
Houston, we have a ringer
They grow up so fast
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.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
The latest and greatest images from the New Horizons mission
To find habitable worlds in a sea of space data, we need computers that can think fast
Here's the whole collection
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
The revolutionary explorer gets a life extension
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
Like a giant egg yolk in the sky
As black as day.
A slew of new startups are vying to serve the booming market for small satellites by launching small rockets more frequently and cheaply
Launching a big rocket? You'll need to get wet.
MU69 is far from your run-of-the-mill solar system object.
But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
The plumes are stunning—and scientifically useful.
The Crew Dragon's engine test anomaly this past weekend will have dramatic consequences over the next year, and beyond.
It's the dawn of Martian seismology.
A mix of what people got down to during the mission and what you should get down to today.
And he thinks the upcoming flyby will prove it
Better predictions can help us prepare
And it could provide a glimpse into our planet's future
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
HoloLens already used in weightless simulation free-fall flights
The New Horizons flyby is over, but now the real fun begins
A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery
And what does it have to do with my GPS being wonky?
Things haven't gone according to plan.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
Kepler and Dawn guzzled through their precious gas for similar reasons.