It’s just a Pale Blue Dot, as Carl Sagan would say
The moon blocks the sun, some new rockets get a workout and a tarantula lives on the other side of the universe. The cosmos never fail to thrill.
Stars don’t explode on schedule; when one does, it can shed real light on some cosmic mysteries
The Orion crew vehicle is set to fly in the fall. Is this the start of an American resurgence in space?
Steven Hawking introduced the idea of black holes to all of us, then seemed to take them back. But not so
Troubled Jade Rabbit module becomes social media sensation
Ten years after bouncing down on the Martian surface, a golf-cart-sized rover is still hard at work
The Opportunity rover, still chugging across Mars after 10 years, has found that the planet might have been surprisingly biology-friendly
The difference between an asteroid and a comet was always thought fixed—but now a new paper says the two celestial bodies may be more similar than we thought
Scientists analyzing images from the Mars Opportunity Rover are flummoxed after a rock mysteriously appeared in the rover’s field of vision last week.