For the first time, astronomers followed cosmic neutrinos into the fire-spitting heart of a supermassive blazar.
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Deep in a mountain in southern Russia, scientists are tracking one of the universe’s most elusive particles.
The successor to the Hubble has had a series of mishaps during testing. An independent review board pushed back the launch for three years.
First Oumuamua was an alien comet, then maybe a spaceship, then an asteroid, now it’s a comet from way, way beyond.
Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur’s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review.
The storm, which has blanketed a quarter of the planet, has plunged the rover into a “dark, perpetual night.”
Even as astronomers await a verdict on construction of a huge telescope on Mauna Kea, they are still trying to figure out how to pay for the next stargazing Goliaths.
The identification of organic molecules in rocks on the red planet does not necessarily point to life there, past or present, but does indicate that some of the building blocks were present.
Here comes private space travel — with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!
The cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
Elon Musk disrupted the business of sending rockets into space and has now achieved a milestone in spaceflight by launching the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world.
As head of the camera team for the Voyager mission, Dr. Smith was humanity’s tour guide to the solar system.
During aphelion, our planet receives 7 percent less sunlight than in January, but changes in the planet’s orbit are not what causes our seasons.
She gave up designing skyscrapers to develop structures that would help travelers live on the International Space Station, Mars or the moon.
After a journey that started in 2014, the probe will reach the space rock on Wednesday to begin studying it for clues to the solar system’s origins.
The Pentagon has been cool to the president’s order to create a sixth military branch. But some lawmakers and aerospace experts, citing threats from Russia and China, say a case could be made for one.
As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.