Warping space to fight infinities
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
Shamu dreams of Europa.
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Breaking down the Mauna Kea controversy.
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
Like, 100 times more
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
More than a light Venusian breeze.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
How to make a black hole without a star.
But the end is fast approaching.
They were produced by two merging black holes
An incredibly luminous snack.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
A spectacle previously thought impossible
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
I is for interstellar.
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
Just an easy quantum procedure
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
But they get along just fine
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
And it's much bigger than we expected.
With an icy heart.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
A quantum quandary
That's the latest theory, at least
Two holes in one!
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
A new kind of space weather
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
What is going on with my moon?
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
Warning: objects in telescope may be closer that they appear
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
It's all about the corona
A dance of destruction
The original baby boomers
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
It just keeps exploding.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Zoom in and enhance
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."
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon
Dead stars do tell some tales
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
New high-res images from New Horizons reveal a very blobby space rock.
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
The hole came from the inside.
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
Two stars enter, one star leaves
Earth isn't flat, but this strange world might be.
Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
The ozone layer is no longer thinning, but we need to keep an eye on it
Lunar exploration started as an adventure, now prospectors also see dollar signs in that smiling cheese.
This summer, the mission may get funding to travel to a mysterious rock at the edge of the solar system
Not quite ready for takeoff
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.