Scientists have published their first findings from the Curiosity rover’s soil tests, and there’s mixed news for future explorers
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has scouted out thousands of potential new planets. A malfunction may have halted space operations, but new discoveries will keep flowing from the project’s ocean of data
Hint: it involves lemon meringue pie!
Pro tip: watch out for radiation
And it may be our fault
A gas cloud is nearing a black hole — and the celestial fireworks show is going to be impressive
The evidence: A sharp decline in detected sulfur dioxide on the surface of Venus. The culprit: A volcanic eruption, caught in the act?
If the twin spacecraft known as Ebb and Flow had any glimmer of awareness, they would have realized on Friday that something ominous was going on. For nearly a year, the two probes have been orbiting the moon in tandem, one …
Neil Turok’s new book covers cosmos and quarks, yes, but also schools and South Africa and you and me
Everyone’s an astronomer as the search for mysterious matter goes wide