Like, can we even do that?
The James Webb Space Telescope has an ever-expanding timeline—and projected cost.
But the end is fast approaching.
The latest addition to the exoplanet freakshow
Giant planet orbits three stars at once
Three of them may be habitable
Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up
It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.
What is going on with my moon?
You can basically read fanfiction about them
Where can I find a planet like that?
The spectacular scope launches in 2019.
Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further
I is for interstellar.
With an icy heart.
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
The closest potentially habitable planet has an intriguing interior
And TESS is just getting started.
The right kind of chemistry can lead to some strange sorts of worlds.
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
Fifty times the size of Jupiter.
TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood.
More than a light Venusian breeze.
Teaming up to explore the galaxy with an AI assist.
It could be the largest moon we've ever seen
It defied the odds to discover thousands of planets.
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.
Houston, we have a ringer
Polar opposites of Earth
To find habitable worlds in a sea of space data, we need computers that can think fast
Life needs a stable climate.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
If you're looking for a planet that might support life, our handy flowchart can help you choose the least deadly space rock.
You can't come up with the names, but you can choose from several IAU-approved titles
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.
Introducing the High-Definition Space Telescope
You are getting verrry sleeepy
Or just watch pretty planets swirl by
Team announces a new batch of suspected exoplanets
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
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
Not all scientists are happy about recent Discovery mission picks
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
Big things come in small packages
Divest from Russia, with love
Throwing shade on Earth's telescopes
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
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
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.
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.