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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
The all-civilian crew is pioneering a new type of citizen science in space.
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
The Brilliant 10: The most innovative up-and-coming minds in science
These US-based engineers, psychologists, chemists, and more are taking on society's biggest challenges across the world.
Inside NASA’s mission to blast a giant, gold-coated telescope into deep space
The new telescope will be lighter, but far more powerful than Hubble, which launched almost 30 years ago.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth after a historic 3-day orbit
The historic mission marks the first private, commercial space flight with an amateur crew.
First Martian rock samples from Perseverance edge closer to settling water question
Returned Martian rock cores will aid the search for habitable environments and could finally nail down the ages of Martian features.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission and launch in 9 photos
It's not easy training to be an astronaut in a few months; it's a lot of hard work and fun.
Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past
Most humongous black holes, astronomers suggest, have acted the same way throughout the eons.
SpaceX’s growing Starbase casts a shadow over Boca Chica
As Elon Musk expands his space flight command center, locals are fed up with the damage on the landscape.
This meteor-tracking system could prevent a falling-rocket debris disaster
Camera networks built to track meteors could help address an emerging problem.