Time is running out on the agency’s most ambitious science mission in generations, and that means no stopping for anything—not even a historic blizzard.
Astronomers think they may have found a “super earth” lurking in the outer solar system.
We recently published an article naming Jupiter “the best planet.” As everyone knows, Saturn is the best planet. We regret the error.
Saturn, not Jupiter, is the best planet.
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To solve climate change, we need to reimagine our entire relationship to the nonhuman world.
Hiding in the dense center of our galaxy are stars that formed just after the Big Bang. Here's how astronomers found them.
Get ready to start hearing a lot more about geoengineering.
Peering through a wrinkle in spacetime, astronomers have just seen the first galaxies.
Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.
A six-month investigation found a decade of sexual-harassment complaints against famous astronomer Geoff Marcy to be credible.
The strange beauty of paleo art
The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is newly flush with cash—and ambition.
One of the world’s most important seed banks has left Syria, and it won’t be returning.
The planets and moons that sit beyond the asteroid belt are becoming more intriguing by the week. Too bad we won’t see more of them for a long time.
A parable of planetary change and unintended consequences
Science has a new home on TheAtlantic.com.
It’s super awkward.
With the right telescope and a lot of luck