It could analyze a photo of the Martian surface in just five seconds. NASA scientists need 40 minutes.
A new study of Martian dust gives insights into the ancient Martian climate. The findings hint at a wetter world.
Our research on a Martian meteorite provides new clues about early surface conditions on the red planet.
Binary pulsars are doing what no other measurement has done: measure our galactic acceleration directly. Even though the majority of the matter that makes up our Universe may be completely […]
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
The space agency describes the process of landing rovers on Mars as "seven minutes of terror."
How did the troughs form?
Data from the Zhurong rover suggests the Red Planet was wet more recently than we thought.
Theoretically, we know what happened on the red planet. Here’s how we’ll find out whether we’re right. When it comes to the worlds beyond Earth in our Solar System, it’s only […]
Historians know how military technologies evolved, but the reasons why remain poorly understood.
With sodium-sensitive eyes, we’d see it every new Moon. With no detectable gases, the Moon appears to be atmosphere-free. The Moon as seen from a view above the majority of Earth’s […]
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
Just say no to artist’s illustrations. This is what the Universe actually looks like. The Universe we observe often surpasses our greatest imaginings. This 20-year time-lapse of stars near the center […]
Research from NASA reveals Mars’ spectacular volcanic past.
Not too hot, not too cold...
The recently discovered Oort cloud comet, Bernardinelli–Bernstein, has the largest known nucleus: 119 km. Here's what it could do to Earth.
If you had a clear western horizon, you had your shot at this view! On September 9, 2021, the Moon and Venus nearly overlapped. A simulated view of the post-sunset skies […]
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
The first world that humans should inhabit beyond the Earth is the Moon, not Mars. Here's why terraforming our lunar neighbor is so appealing.
Utopia is like a John Lennon song but with golden toilets.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
Out of all the galaxies we know, only a few little ones are missing dark matter. At last, we finally understand why.