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New Space Telescope Will Map the Universe in High-Energy X-rays
Space & Physics

New Space Telescope Will Map the Universe in High-Energy X-rays

A German-Russian mission called SRG will detect millions of supermassive black holes, many new to science, and hundreds of thousands of stars

By Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine
The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time
Quantum Computing

The Quantum Internet Is Emerging, One Experiment at a Time

Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical, unhackable quantum networks are within reach

By Anil Ananthaswamy
Venus, Earth's Evil Twin, Beckons Space Agencies
Space & Physics

Venus, Earth's Evil Twin, Beckons Space Agencies

Once a water-rich Eden, the hellish planet could reveal how to find habitable worlds around distant stars

By Shannon Hall and Nature magazine
Interview: The Once and Future Moon
Space & Physics

Interview: The Once and Future Moon

Oliver Morton discusses his new book about how art, science and politics have shaped past, present and planned voyages to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor

By Lee Billings
The Unseen Apollo 11
Space & Physics

The Unseen Apollo 11

Much of the treasure trove of Apollo 11 images is rarely shown

By Caleb A. Scharf

Departments

  • From the Editor

    A Whole New View

  • Advances

    What Happened to All of the Universe's Antimatter?

  • News

    Mars Rover Detects "Excitingly Huge" Methane Spike

  • The Universe's First Stars Exploded in Strange Ways

  • Gravitational Waves Hint at a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star

  • China Reveals Scientific Experiments for Next Space Station

  • Opinion

    Spin-Swapping Particles Could Be "Quantum Cheshire Cats"

  • Cosmology Has Some Big Problems

  • Which Should Come First in Physics: Theory or Experiment?

  • The Problem with Quantum Computers

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