Using updated survey data a stunning ultrahigh-definition tour of the lunar surface brings our satellite to life
NASA’s latest Mars probe has a couple of very special hitchhikers
An upcoming public discussion triggers some thoughts on exotechnology
A complex interplay of gravity, volcanoes and planetary wobble could pin down the age of oceans on Mars
A spectacular ALMA image reveals the threads of material that help build new stars
Taking SETI more seriously means thinking expansively, but how do we evaluate the options?
Time to bring the search for extraterrestrial technosignatures all the way in from the cold
The time is ripe for getting really serious about other worlds, and other life
Is a deliberately shining satellite in the sky a cute idea or a menace?
Processed images from the Akatsuki spacecraft reveal beautiful details of this strange world
The answer is a little more complicated than you might expect
One year, so much science. Here's the third of three spectacular, but less widely seen images from the near and far universe
One year, so much science. Here's the second of three spectacular, but less widely seen images from the near and far universe
One year, so much science. Here's the first of three spectacular, but less widely seen, images from the near and far universe
Any good space opera needs to take place in a version of reality that, although not necessarily scientifically accurate, at least makes some kind of sense
Radar maps of asteroids reveal an array of gnarled, bumpy, and bizarre objects
Where do you test part of the landing system for Mars 2020? High above Earth, of course
A toothpick proves that nobody's getting to the stars very quickly using conventional rocketry
Talking to the rest of the universe takes a whole lot of patience
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission.