The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
Warping space to fight infinities
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Breaking down the Mauna Kea controversy.
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
The journey to Mars, told in GIFs
Shamu dreams of Europa.
American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin endured a rough emergency landing.
Just an easy quantum procedure
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
A quantum quandary
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
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
But they get along just fine
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
And it's much bigger than we expected.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
What is going on with my moon?
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
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
Like, 100 times more
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
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.
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
How to make a black hole without a star.
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
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
It's all about the corona
They were produced by two merging black holes
A dance of destruction
The original baby boomers
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions.
It just keeps exploding.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
But the end is fast approaching.
An incredibly luminous snack.
The story of heroic fasteners that will get us to the moon and back.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
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."
A spectacle previously thought impossible
I is for interstellar.
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
With an icy heart.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
After a long trip, OSIRIS-REx gets down to business.
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
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
Dead stars do tell some tales
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
Should we go? Can we afford to go? All this, and more.
The hole came from the inside.
But we're not quite ready to trash general relativity.
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
There's still more to explore after Pluto.
Not quite ready for takeoff
New Horizons will soon find out what's up with MU69.
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
Divest from Russia, with love
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
Which one will win? We'll find out in 2019.
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
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.
Like, can we even do that?
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
NASA announced the nine astronauts selected for its Commercial Crew program.
What could darken so much of an 80 million-square-mile storm?