We want to know how you’re celebrating the celestial event of the summer.
Advances in how satellites image the planet’s artificial lights are helping scientists estimate global patterns of energy use.
An elegy for Earth Observing-1
Ellen Stofan was the only woman to testify at a congressional hearing about the future of space exploration—and the only person left out of the official tweets about the event.
The gas travels alongside particles from the sun, and could offer clues to life’s origins.
It’s like The Man in the High Castle for Earth’s history.
Babylonian tablets suggest that Earth’s rotation is slowing less than expected.
The real meaning of the dwarf planet's iconic marker
In a gorgeous new video, the SpaceX CEO lays out his vision for a human civilization on Mars.
“We as a scientific community created an origin myth that has no more intellectual value than Genesis.”
Some of the largest quakes in recent memory happened when the Earth’s crust was under the highest tidal stress.
In some cases, their paintings have improved our scientific understanding of these strange cosmic events.
No one will ever find a closer exoplanet—now the race is on to see if there is life on its surface.
The race to extract resources in space is heating up—with few laws in place to contain the chaos.
Using new technologies and centuries-old records, astronomers are trying to learn the habits of our ever-changing star.
Waves of radiation from local supernovae might have mutated DNA, triggered intense lightning storms, and even caused mass extinctions.
In a triumph for science, a second merger of black holes has been heard from across the universe.
A new “dark sky atlas” suggests that light pollution is drowning out the stars faster than ever.
New research suggests Mars is emerging from an ice age that once covered it in frost.
A laser designed to push a probe to the stars could also be used as a beacon—and for all we know, the universe might be littered with such lighthouses.