After a successful takeoff, a crewless capsule is on its way to the moon. Where’s the fanfare?
Deciphering the behavior of cephalopods can be messy.
Astronomers have captured a poignant view of another planetary system in the making.
The storied space superpower was already stalling. Then came the Ukraine war.
Beneath its frozen surface could be a salty ocean—and maybe a comfortable home for small life forms.
The beloved Hubble observatory could get the SpaceX treatment.
NASA has taken a major step toward protecting Earth from dangerous asteroids.
The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a mesmerizing view of the planet.
The story of a long-lost moon
A small experiment on a NASA rover is tinkering with the alien atmosphere.
After two failed launch attempts, NASA’s new rocket faces weeks of repairs.
It’s the inadvertent soundtrack to America’s space program. It’s also an earworm.
NASA is ready to give an ambitious lunar program its first real test.
The cosmic scream isn’t what space truly sounds like. It’s still terrifying.
The stars sail past one another, and the night sky would probably be fabulous.
An assortment of celestial objects can sometimes resemble cured meats.
A shadowy cave at the bottom of a lunar pit might not sound like a nice spot, but it’s more comfortable than the surface.
The new observatory may have found the most ancient starlight we’ve ever seen—and it’s only the beginning.
The James Webb Space Telescope’s new observations of exoplanet atmospheres are quietly thrilling.
In astronomy, the study of fast radio bursts can sometimes feel like a game of Clue.