But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
How to make a black hole without a star.
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
Megapixels: Binary stars are at the heart of this celestial crustacean.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
But more importantly, we know a bit more about why the galaxy is the way it is.
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
It's a dark period in the Universe's early days.
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
Step one: realize we're not alone.
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Hawking's posthumous paper is more like a ruminative twist on multiverse theory, but that's just fine.
Our planet's personal space heater is incredibly efficient.
How to interpret one popular Flat Earth theory.
The Gaia satellite charts stars like never before.
Younger galaxies appear flatter than their more well-rounded elders
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
When the stars align, you can zoom way in.
What's the matter with dark matter?
The phrase originated 69 years ago today.
Meanwhile in space: moon activity and satellites watching satellite launches .
Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.
He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.
It's just plane confusing.
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
And it's much bigger than we expected.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
But it's not aliens.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova
Like, 100 times more
Each of these dots marks a galaxy
Rubin, who died Sunday, was never recognized for her work on dark matter
The moon won't be this close again for another 18 years
Now it's ready for the final tests before launch in 2018
The fastest, largest observations of the Universe, ever
Where have they been hiding?
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
Seeking a distant pale blue dot
Spaceman documents Mike Massimino's unlikely journey from fire inspector's son to elite astronaut
An excerpt from Spaceman, a memoir by astronaut Mike Massimino
Let it shine
Universe Exploring 01100101
"Let's go get the science."
Could this transmission come from intelligent life?
When you're traveling this fast, every little speck counts
Breakthrough Starshot, but for romantics
1.2 million galaxies
We're on the scene for the Juno spacecraft's arrival at Jupiter tonight
A rare galaxy formation gives glimpses into the early universe
We're getting closer to figuring out when life-giving elements first formed
According to new calculations by astronomers
And it's giving Einstein a run for his money
An explosive discovery
Explore the architecture of the universe
LISA Pathfinder is a precursor to the largest experiment ever, and it's just getting fired up
Hubble spots the most distant galaxy yet
Now if only they could find out what causes it
What does that mean for the search for alien life?
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."
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
Here's the whole collection
Scientists are hot on the trail of our solar system's 9th planet
If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe
It's official: the next big telescope will launch in October 2018
The duo spending a year in space talk HoloLens, micro-gravity gardening, and more
Earth life: an early arrival at the party
There's something weird happening around a faraway star.
To Instagram and beyond
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Antarctic particle detector's findings validated
Just looking for some interplanetary friends
Just an easy quantum procedure
Scanning a million nearby stars, the 'Breakthrough Listen' project will be the world's biggest hunt for ETs
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
That's the latest theory, at least
A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away
A quantum quandary
The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole
Through the looking glass of general relativity
Support for cosmic inflation just deflated a bit
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
The biggest and baddest ground-based telescopes are on their way
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
Yesterday's Antares failure was not exactly unprecedented.
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!