Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.
Radio waves might help protect us from space weather.
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
A sky full of super-Earths
Things haven't gone according to plan.
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
NASA is taking suggestions this week
The tiniest cosmonauts could help develop a "sunblock" for radiation
But the search for life on the red planet isn't over yet.
You map, IMAP, we all map.
Don't pack your bags yet
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Life needs a stable climate.
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."
It starts orbiting the deadly planet in July
A lesson from the Apollo missions
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Dim bulbs with bright possibilities
So hot right now.
The plumes are stunning—and scientifically useful.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.