The Most Unknown
What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past
Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls
The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.
Watch the Hypnotic Unfurling of NASA’s Martian Test Parachute
The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) will slow the Mars 2020 rover down from its breakneck pace of 12,000 miles per hour.
Engineers Want Gamers to Explore the Moon with a Remote-Controlled Nanobot
Why go outside when you can visit the Moon from your bedroom?
Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos
Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.
Quttinirpaaq National Park
This Remote Arctic Park in Canada Can Now Be Visited on Google Street View
Fewer than 50 people visit Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island IRL each year.
Russia Will Help NASA Build an Orbital Moon Station
The Deep Space Gateway is scheduled to be built in the 2020s.
teens in space
A Teen’s International Space Station Experiment Will Help Us Colonize Mars
15-year-old Alia Almansoori got to watch her experiment get launched into space Monday.
To Get to An Alien Star, Scientists Launched the Tiniest Spacecraft Ever
Breakthrough Starshot wants to go to Alpha Centauri.
Astronauts in Orbit Around Alien Planets Should Explore Surfaces With Robots and VR
“The historical presumption is that exploration means ‘boots on the ground.’ But we’ve gone way beyond that.”
It belongs in a museum
These Robots Will Explore Tunnels Dug by Looters
When a job is too dangerous for people, robots take charge.
Follow the Lunar Brick Road
Watch Bricks Made of Moondust Being Forged in a Solar Furnace
The DLR German Aerospace Center is pioneering the art of lunar brick-making.