TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Like, can we even do that?
Three of them may be habitable
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
We need tiny spaceships. Lots of 'em.
When you're traveling this fast, every little speck counts
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Sid Meier and Yuri Milner know why
Close encounters of the stellar kind
You have died of dysentary
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
But that's a pretty big 'if'
It's just plane confusing.
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
The enormously ambitious mission faces a few challenges
Here's what the astrophysicist says about the future of space exploration
Could this transmission come from intelligent life?
Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond.
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
Stars tell stories, guide explorers, and help scientists talk about the galaxy.