It’s just a Pale Blue Dot, as Carl Sagan would say
Window on Infinity: Winter Pictures from Icy Space
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.
A New Supernova Caught in the Act
Stars don’t explode on schedule; when one does, it can shed real light on some cosmic mysteries
NASA’s Hot New Ride for 2014
The Orion crew vehicle is set to fly in the fall. Is this the start of an American resurgence in space?
Hawking: Black Holes Do Exist. Now the Complicated Part
Steven Hawking introduced the idea of black holes to all of us, then seemed to take them back. But not so
Chinese Social Media Prays for ‘Little Bunny’ Moon Rover
Troubled Jade Rabbit module becomes social media sensation
Breathaking Panoramas and Mosaics From Opportunity’s Decade on Mars
Ten years after bouncing down on the Martian surface, a golf-cart-sized rover is still hard at work
Old Mars Rover Finds New Signs of Life
The Opportunity rover, still chugging across Mars after 10 years, has found that the planet might have been surprisingly biology-friendly
The Asteroid That Thought It Was a Comet
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
Martian Ghost Rock Baffles NASA
Scientists analyzing images from the Mars Opportunity Rover are flummoxed after a rock mysteriously appeared in the rover’s field of vision last week.