Science Jul 25Mars has a giant hidden lake. Could there be life in it?
Deep beneath the frigid surface of its southern ice cap, Mars holds a lake of liquid water nearly three times larger than the island of Manhattan.
Science Apr 26This stunning map of the Milky Way pinpoints more than 1 billion stars
The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released a catalog, the most detailed to date, of more than 1.5 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Science Mar 27James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble’s $8.8 billion successor, faces lengthy delay
On Tuesday, NASA officials revealed James Webb Space Telescope’s launch date has slipped from spring of 2019 to approximately May 2020 — a delay that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
Science Jul 26Billions of rogue planets wander the universe without a home
New results suggest free-floating giant planets are less common than previously believed, but hint at vast numbers of smaller castaway worlds…
Science Nov 23Under Trump, NASA may lose climate research
President-elect Donald Trump’s next target in his political denial of human-driven global warming and climate change might be NASA’s $2-billion annual budget for Earth science.
Science Nov 17Pluto’s heart may conceal an ocean
Astronomers have just found the best evidence yet of an entire ocean in an exceedingly unlikely place—the dwarf planet Pluto.
Science Aug 24This Earth-like planet orbits the Sun’s nearest neighbor every 11 days
Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable—and it’s as close to us as it could possibly be.