Meet the moon with 11 mile high cliff
Countdown: 45 years left until 'First Contact'
From the Popular Science archives.
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
But the cold would kill you before the smell did.
Don't you want to meet them?
Your aurora is showing
Short answer: It depends who you ask
This year's missions to the outer solar system are set to shake up the planetary family tree
New research provides some clues about our solar system's most mysterious planet.
We're under a time crunch.
Even in space, bureaucracy exists.
Scientists recreated ice planets' diamond rain.
"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
Popular Science goes way back
Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race
As you battle the blizzard, just be happy you don't live on Pluto
It's now one of two working spacecraft in interstellar space.
The show should peak around midnight on Tuesday on both U.S. coasts—and everywhere in between
Till mid-February, early risers will see the first five-planet alignment in a decade
Reflections from a prodigious force in space exploration.
Scientists directly imaged two embryonic exoplanets 370 light-years away.
Flights not included
Raise the e-sail
New Horizons scientist Leslie Young discusses what to expect from the flyby on Tuesday, and the 28-year wait leading up to it
It's surprisingly lacking in heavy elements
How the gas giant got its rings.
This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system
Hot new evidence
Pluto is just the beginning
Sid Meier and Yuri Milner know why
Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its meaning.
Before Breakthrough Starshot goes interstellar, let's test the laser sails
Kepler's Twitter discovers a new moon
Bright lights, big planet.
But it's not aliens.
Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious.
Because aliens like podcasts too
NASA's mission to Jupiter is brought to you by: the Sun, from 500 million miles away
The Department of Energy has an idea that could double production
Made in the USA
It's called a conjunction, and it sure is pretty
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
Scanning a million nearby stars, the 'Breakthrough Listen' project will be the world's biggest hunt for ETs
The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we've long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.
Another reason to look for alien life there
The ISS just celebrated its 15-year anniversary yesterday. Could it survive another 15?
Orbiting laboratory could pave the way for a landing party
Before women started flying in space, NASA was a little worried they might die having their periods
Stomachs weren't built for space.
James Webb is now slated for a 2021 launch—only a bajillion years late.
His favorite astronaut, his most beloved fictional space explorer, and the discoveries that would have changed the plot of 'The Martian.'
See this interstellar blood bath in all its glory detail.
Shooting for the stars.
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?
The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades
The greatest hits of Earth's unmanned spacecraft
New video tours the mini-planet in 3D
Piping hot Jupiter fries, please!
It's not a sign of the apocalypse (we hope)
Could alien life survive on Saturn's moon?
The longest night of the year and how it works.
There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same
Explore the architecture of the universe
But the search for life on the red planet isn't over yet.
But they might wobble.
Confirming hints picked up by the Hubble just a few years ago.
Cyborgs, and interstellar probes, and AI.
Oxygen-breathing critters might be more plausible than we thought.
Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both.
Gas might keep the dwarf planet's subsurface ocean from freezing.
Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there
New research clears the reputation of these distant signals
The latest and greatest images from the New Horizons mission
So. Many. Things.
Just an easy quantum procedure
A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September
Almost as good as the book
Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago
Scientists are hot on the trail of our solar system's 9th planet
OSIRIS-REx will launch tomorrow, possibly with my germs onboard
Sudden peeing, sweat balls, and so much more
A curved line marked the planet's surface for four days
Look out, Elon Musk
But we'll have to get there first.
With an icy heart.
New video of a 2004 encounter between the U.S. Air Force and an unidentified flying object has the internet asking about aliens.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
What's the matter with dark matter?
It all depends on who you ask
The lightning struck more than twice.
An 'Oumuamua by any other name would still be as fascinating.
Chris Hadfield on how to make great photos from the International Space Station.
Despite what Harvard scientists say.