The science mission will launch the first drone to fly on another planet, attempt making oxygen in space, and search for signs of ancient life.
Fixing, refueling, and upgrading satellites in orbit is about to become more common. A group is pushing for international standards to keep these missions safe.
In theory, the particles could reveal whether a reactor is building up plutonium for weapons. US energy experts are starting to take the idea seriously.
Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.
Astronomers at the Hubble Image Similarity Project are employing their out-of-work neighbors to help them train a neural net to recognize celestial objects.
Images taken from space are providing details to governments and relief efforts about how humanity is handling the Covid-19 crisis.
A new competition challenges scientists to innovate on how we map Earth’s constantly shifting magnetic field—and make navigation safer and more accurate.
In 1947, a pilot spotted a fleet of “saucer-like” aircrafts speeding across the sky. It was only a matter of time until paranoia set in.
Every 10 years, astronomers weigh in on the state of their field. For the first time, they’re tackling Earth-centric issues like gender bias and diversity.
The history of the search for extraterrestrial life is a good way to understand the unintended consequences of fence-building and boundary-setting in other disciplines.