It's not what you're probably thinking
A first look at the foundations of a 40-meter-class telescope
A remarkable atmospheric feature on Mars reminds us how topography connects to climate
Finding a useful name for astrophysical objects can be a big headache
Making tiny rovers move around in low gravity requires some serious ingenuity
The sun’s future is going to change the status quo
We can all cast a shadow, but we don't do it often from orbit around alien worlds
Some exoplanets defy easy explanation, a newly discovered world is no exception
What might make life hard to recognize as life?
Be careful what you wish for, the universe can look alive when it's not
This is what NASA's Parker Solar Probe plans to fly through
An answer to why we’ve not been visited from the future?
What were the Apollo 11 astronauts and controllers really saying to each other?
The Life, Unbounded column reaches a milestone and reflects on seven years of astrobiology, astrophysics and wonderfully crazy stuff
As our robotic rovers experience a global storm on Mars it’s an opportunity to reflect on billions of dry, dusty years
There's a lot to be learned by exploring pessimistic scientific scenarios
Stunning images from the final archive of the Rosetta comet mission
A graphical review of major scientific milestones over the past four decades helps put the search for life into perspective
Defining intelligence anywhere in the universe is tricky, but there’s one thing that might provide a clue
The most immediate AI threat may be the distortion of truth; something we, and other species, have been doing for a long time