Earth may get great solar eclipses, but they don't happen all the time
Astrophysical events may have a hard time sterilizing Earth-analogue worlds, based on the example of water bears. But is it this simple?
A new institute gains steam, together with a new set of ideas on matter, life and information
Planets in the outer solar system and terrestrial microbes in unexpected places
Complex life may be less resilient than microbial life by some measures, but it's not necessarily cosmically delicate
Even the Earth–sun system radiates gravitational waves, but just how powerful are they?
Our local gas giant has two more natural satellites added to its roster
An exquisite time-lapse of our local, surprisingly complex gas giant
The Martian has already happened, just not with a human
What do we even mean when we talk about the probability of life elsewhere in the cosmos?
A remarkable new image reveals the teething pains of an entire planetary system
Want some perspective on how much carbon dioxide human activity produces? Here it is
When is a planet a planet? Always, whether it's a hecto-planet or a milli-planet
From accordion genomes to icy flows and binary trans-Neptunian objects
Spurting out molecular hydrogen and water, the icy moon Enceladus looks even tastier in the search for life
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