The residents of Boca Chica didn’t ask Elon Musk to move in, but now his company is taking over.
Astronauts have given us some useful tips for surviving isolation, but we’ll need more to weather a pandemic.
Space missions around the world are on hold—a poignant reminder of how COVID-19 has upended civilization.
Earth has lost its mini-moon.
As gyms close their doors, people are buying up dumbbells like toilet paper.
As public-health experts urge Americans to stay away from one another, video tech seems poised to take on a new cultural significance.
Earth was once the only world known to have volcanoes, but they’re all over the place, spouting lava and icy plumes.
One of the astronauts in NASA’s current corps could be the first in a generation to walk on the moon—or the first to walk on Mars.
Don’t get too attached, though. It’s not sticking around.
The stories of black women at NASA were once buried so deep that it felt like a revelation when they were brought to light.
NASA definitely wants to go to Mars. But does it need the moon to get there?
The spacecraft that captured the famous, fuzzy photo grows weaker each year, but the image still soothes.
An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing’s last space mission turned up serious issues.
Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial, lights streaking through the dark.
The newest images of the sun are so mesmerizing, it’s hard to stop staring.
After observatories retire, they can still spend hundreds, even millions, of years trailing the Earth.
... or, well, maybe not for 100,000 years
It’s not all President Trump promised, but it exists now.
A new observatory has been renamed in honor of Vera Rubin, whose work led astronomers to the mysteries of dark matter.
Astronomers are getting better at detecting smaller, weirder worlds.
Boeing was set to pass a meaningful milestone in spaceflight, but a glitch cut the mission short.