An astonishing rendering of 12 years of orbital images brings the planet to life
Human colonization of space would be terrifyingly hard, and that's the best thing about it
What's happening in the universe?
The 7-planet system of TRAPPIST-1 is remarkable in many ways, including its size
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to show us new ways to think about the natural world
Newly released writings by Winston Churchill on life in the universe reinforce how keenly scientific his thinking was
Types of rocky meteorites rare today were abundant 466 million years ago
Rational thinking, creativity and wonder are powerful tools in the universe
18 years of Hubble Telescope data on a star system reveals a surprising phenomenon spanning tens of billions of miles
Humans have been visiting and exploring Mars for more than half a century, and NASA has released a video celebrating the agency's remarkable contributions
As the solar year ends, let's try to stop being so parochial
Forty-eight years ago human eyes first witnessed Earth rising over the moon; today we can all see it in high-definition
Understanding life in the cosmos includes tackling the problem of consciousness—a new institute called YHouse intends to help
Long-lived space mission starts a bold last-dance with gas giant Saturn
Where in the world did Fermi go?
An extraordinary new image shows a protostellar disk fragmenting into multiple stars
The Arctic now has seven times less old sea ice than it did 30 years ago. What does that mean for our planet's habitability?
NASA's Curiosity rover finds a foreign object on Mars, and engages in some science awesomeness
As All Hallow's Eve approaches, take a look at what's brewing in the cosmic night
New studies indicate that ionizing radiation might cause neurodegenerative disease. The implications could be profound for interplanetary or interstellar species.