These celestial objects may be responsible for life in the universe
We really are all made of star stuff.
Flag for Mars: Elon Musk's city slowly gains an identity to call its own
The SpaceX CEO's plan for a Martian city is taking shape.
30 years later, Voyager reveals new details about one of the Solar System's strangest planets
There’s nothing like looking at 30 year old data with fresh eyes.
Scientists capture a stunning black hole outburst
We can stare at this forever.
With a single image, scientists changed our understanding of the Sun forever
Snap, crackle, and pop.
The Solar System may actually have a ninth planet
In a series of observations, researchers are building a case for the existence of a ninth planet in the Solar System — but it's not Pluto.
Why tardigrades spilled all over the Moon in 2020
The microscopic creatures have survived the harsh conditions of space before.
The Sun has entered a new cycle of solar activity
In December 2019, the Sun entered Solar Cycle 25. NASA announced the new cycle has begun in September 2020.
Mars rover selfie reveals the toll of life on Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover has spent a long seven years on Mars, roaming the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life.
Werner Herzog makes an apocalyptic prediction about Elon Musk's Mars City
"The thought alone is an obscenity."
The answer to where the water on Mars went may lie in its atmosphere
It’s the biggest mystery of our Solar System.
NASA data undermines a fundamental principle of cosmology
Galaxy clusters revealed a hidden fact about the universe.
Through the eyes of a robot, scientists see an asteroid in unprecedented detail
Pics or it didn't happen.
SpaceX Crew Dragon: Why the ship represents a new chapter in space travel
This year, SpaceX's human-carrying Crew Dragon capsule took private spaceflight to new heights.
First direct study of far side of the Moon reveals a "different world"
Chang'e4: The lunar lander that changed everything in 2020.
Betelgeuse is the star that just ... won’t ... die
An astronomical disappointment.
Scientists pinpoint a missing ingredient from recipe for life on Earth
In the beginning, there was soup.
In 2019, a 42-year-old NASA mission gave unprecedented insight into our Solar System
Voyager 2's crossing into interstellar space revealed surprising new details about our small corner of the Milky Way.
How ancient cosmic explosions may have forced humans to walk upright
A wild new hypothesis links supernovae to a pivotal moment in human evolution.
Scientists recreated the origins of the universe in a 2x2 inch tube
Think of it as the 'Little Bang.'
Scientists trace origin of mysterious molecules to dying stars
The weirdest molecules in the universe finally have an origin story.
Scientists mapped Titan's awe-inspiring terrain for the first time
Liquid methane lakes, icy dunes, and labyrinthine canyons pepper the landscape of Saturn's largest moon.
Water may once have flowed beneath Mars' surface
Scientists discovered the first geological evidence of groundwater on Mars.
Watch: Wild video captures meteor slamming into Jupiter
The impact released an amount of energy equivalent to 240 kilotons of TNT.
In praise of Starhopper, SpaceX's little Starship that could
While SpaceX's giant Starships capture the world's attention today, Starhopper shouldn't be forgotten.
Chicxulub crater study reveals the terrible end of the dinosaurs
The Age of the Dinosaurs came to an abrupt, chaotic, and terrible end.
Scientists detected a metal "anomaly" deep beneath the lunar surface
It's more likely to be from asteroids than benevolent aliens.
Study: The Milky Way is "a bit warped"
A 3D map reveals our home galaxy has has an unexpected S-shape warp in it''s stellar disc.
The dawn of a new era: How SpaceX upgraded its tech in 2019
SpaceX's moves in 2019 pave the way for faster global communications.
2019 was the year a black hole broke the internet
Say "cheese," Messier 87.
Titan's lakes may have been formed by exploding nitrogen bombs
Just when you thought things couldn't get weirder on Saturn's largest moon...
The 20 wildest space discoveries of 2019
The universe is truly incredible.