Space

Earth viewed from the moon. The earth is visible over the horizon.

How the Moon Once Turned Inside Out

There are a lot of fairytales about the Moon,...
The moon

Attempting to Preserve Radio Silence on the Far Side of the Moon

At a symposium last week, several astronomers called to...
rendering of an enclosed balloon capsule far above earth

Dine Well, Save Earth From Near-Space For $500K a Plate

Eager to get off this rock, but not in...
UFO, alien and viewfinder on a camera display to record a flying saucer in the sky over area 51.

Scientists Discover the Best Places In the U.S. to Spot a UFO

After trawling through 19 years data on reported UFO...
The Vela Supernova Remnant.

Amazingly Detailed Image of an Exploded Supernova

In the southern constellation of Vela is the remains...
Astronaut Don Pettit in a spacesuit test in 2002.

Weekend Warm-Up: Yo-Yo Tricks in Space and Other Highlights From Astronaut Don Pettit

Leave it to an astronaut to start playing with...
mapped glacier on mars

Hidden Martian Volcano Taller Than Everest Could Hold Glacier

Astronomers in Houston announced a Texas-sized discovery on the...
A hypothetical visualisation of TOI-270d created by NASA

Webb Telescope Finds Planet Covered in Boiling Water

Astronomers think they have discovered a planet covered in...
illustration of a human-like figure among ruins, with a large lava-encrusted planet in the sky

Aliens Could Be Trapped On Their Own Planets

How come we still don’t know whether or not...
An illustration of the Radcliffe Wave. The white line shows its current position, whilst the green and purple lines indicate future positions.

A Wave of Stars Washed Over Earth Millions of Years Ago

The Radcliffe Wave is a giant chain of stars...
exterior of a telescope against a starry night sky

Miracle Discovery: Three Tiny New Moons Found Orbiting Uranus, Neptune

How hard would it be to spot an object...
spacecraft in lunar orbit

‘Odysseus’ Becomes First Privately Built Spacecraft to Land on Moon

Just days after a SpaceX rocket blasted off toward...
NASA crew for simulated Mars project

Job Offer: Be a Martian Guinea Pig for NASA

It’s not quite interstellar travel, but it would be...
a nondescript gray mottled stone next to a die

Rare, Tiny Meteorite Lights Up Europe, Promises Keys to Earth’s Origin

An extraordinary meteorite exploded in the sky over Germany...
The Moon with Earth rising on the horizon.

Our Moon is Shrinking, Putting Future Missions at Risk

It's tempting to think of the Moon as unchanging,...
The shadow showing Ingenuity's rotor damage.

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Makes its Final Flight

After 72 flights over three years, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter...
Barringer Crater.

The World’s Most Impressive Craters

During our planet's long history, objects from deep space...
green lichen with black protruding strands

Lichen Survives on Outside of International Space Station

To ask if you could live outside the International...
The location of the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF)

Four Kilometers of Ice Under The Equator on Mars

Astronomers have found a huge deposit of water ice...
render of the james webb space telescope

James Webb Telescope Nears Proof of Alien Life

Is it a no-doubter that alien life exists? It...
clouds on jupiter

These Are Real? Jupiter’s Clouds Defy Imagination

It looks like devious ingenuity and camera tricks. There’s...
NASA ARTEMIS ASTRONAUTS

NASA Delays Artemis; First Woman Won’t Touch Moon Until 2026

The ambitious Artemis project to carry the first woman...
spacecraft in front of neptune

Forget Everything You Knew: Neptune’s Not Blue

Earth may be the “blue planet” — but for...
astronauts eating

The Perfect Space Meal: Seeds, Nuts, Salad

As manned space missions get longer and more extreme,...

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