Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.
The upper atmosphere of Venus is surprisingly similar Earth.
Deep Sea Meets Deep Space
The rover shut down science activities a few days ago.
Sorry, no aliens—yet.
Can gardens help astronauts go farther?
The Cold Atom Laboratory launched this morning
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
You can't see it—but Hubble can.
Citizen scientists, assemble.
Don't worry, it's not rocket science.
On Io, the floor is basically lava
Our eyes in the sky are facing budget cuts
A curved line marked the planet's surface for four days
Suspended animation may help us survive interplanetary travel, but it won't keep us alive for 120 years
They're a potential source of food, air, clothing, and more. But will they survive the journey, and can we avoid contaminating the red planet?
The importance of today's landing
A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry
Hot new evidence
As you battle the blizzard, just be happy you don't live on Pluto
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end
Happy Carl Sagan day! Celebrate with this blast from the past in the pages of Popular Science
Don't pack your bags yet
With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain't no place to live.