But the end is fast approaching.
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
Like, can we even do that?
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
Naming new worlds is a confusing mess
And its clouds may be made of gemstones
Don't pack your bags yet
Seeing is believing
It's close, but you won't want to visit.
So close we might even be able to measure its wind speeds, GJ 1132b is a very important exoplanet
And TESS is just getting started.
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
A 'Forbidden planet' defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions.
A sky full of super-Earths
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
The company's open source AI software is an armchair explorer's dream.
And you thought this summer was hot
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
There's another 1,327 on the waiting list
Three of them may be habitable
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
Houston, we have a ringer
Polar opposites of Earth
Life needs a stable climate.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
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
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
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.
As black as day.
A new study shows us why we may want to rethink how we search for extraterrestrial life.
Some of them might even be friendly to life
A potentially habitable world only 4.2 light years away
Our best guess for what it would take to get to planets that are really, really far away.
TESS is blasting off on Wednesday night.
Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail
Don't call it 'Arrakis'
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
What is going on with my moon?
You are getting verrry sleeepy
Or just watch pretty planets swirl by
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
Not quite ready for takeoff
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
But for now, these cool exoplanet posters are the best the agency can do
You can basically read fanfiction about them
Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation.
Planets are basically just giant dust bunnies.
They grow up so fast
Humankind's greatest adventure lies beyond the sun
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
Big things come in small packages
Divest from Russia, with love
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
Where can I find a planet like that?
Now to figure out if it has liquid water. Or an atmosphere.
You have died of dysentary
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
But we won't know where it's going until the government shutdown ends.
The Great Lakes are mighty chilly.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
Here are all the planets outside our solar system.
Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further
Getting too much suns
If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them
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
Scientists aren't just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia
Here's what it would take to survive this particular doomsday prophecy
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.
Lunar exploration started as an adventure, now prospectors also see dollar signs in that smiling cheese.