Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own
DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet
“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Humanity’s Next Mission to Mercury Will Test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
BepiColombo is scheduled to launch from French Guiana at 9:45 PM ET on October 19.
Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds
“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Most of the Mammals On Earth Are Cows Because We're Addicted to Meat
A new study of all the biomass on the planet found that 60 percent of all mammals are livestock.
Your Plastic Waste Is Killing Tons of Baby Birds
We talked to the photographer who documents North Pacific albatross and their garbage-clogged insides.
A Very High Percentage of Young People Aren't Sure the World Is Round
Which is pretty sad when contemplating the future of the planet, whatever shape you think its is.
Scientists Say This Planet Looks Like It’s ‘Darker Than Fresh Asphalt’
The movie “Pitch Black,” come to life.
The Planet "Breathes" Like We Do in This Stunning Map
A data visualization turns numbers into a gorgeous map of our planet's life cycle.
These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens
The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
'Galaxy of Problems,' Today's Comic by Olga Wieszczyk
Some aliens try to ignore all the other problems that exist within their galaxy.
Goodbye Milky Way
Ultra-Cool Dwarf Stars May Host Planets With Ultra-Cool Life
By looking for systems with smaller and cooler stars, scientists discovered TRAPPIST-1a, the most promising candidate for alien life so far.