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.
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
The search for life among the stars
A philosopher argues that taking love-altering substances might not just be a good idea, but a moral obligation.
"I only care about the red ones," he said. "Everything else is foreground."
Put on your thinking caps and let's get planning!
We finally know what kind of telescope we need to see other earth-like planets. And we're getting ready to build it.
A team of astronomers is now looking for Dyson Spheres, massive star-scale solar power plants that extraterrestrial hunters hope alien civilizations employ.
Next month, one of the world's fastest supercomputers will run the largest, most complex universe simulation ever attempted.
At no point during the speeches could anyone forget that Armstrong lived an extraordinary life.