A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
What do you call it when the Earth shakes for three decades?
Back in 1990, we hadn't discovered a single planet outside of our Solar System. Here are 10 facts that would've surprised every astronomer.
Get ready for the most peculiar road trip that will help you understand the vastness and emptiness of the solar system — and Sweden.
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
“Should they strike, each of them has an energy at impact equal to all of the nuclear weapons on Earth combined."
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
Does humanity have a moral imperative to seed life on lifeless worlds? And should we avoid colonizing a planet if life already exists there?
The nearby, bright star Fomalhaut had the first optically imaged planetary candidate. Using JWST's eyes, astronomers found so much more.
How did the troughs form?
From astrobiology to geology, a Moon base could serve as a laboratory unlike anything on Earth.
By looking down, scientists are looking back in time.
A study looks at how to use nuclear detonations to prevent asteroids from hitting Earth.
Even with six months' notice, we can't stop an incoming asteroid.
And the one step we can take to show extraterrestrials we’re figuring it out. Every year, Earth’s meteor showers accomplish two important tasks. This composite photograph shows a large number of […]
If a large asteroid strikes Earth, it has the potential to release an enormous amount of energy, leading to local or even global catastrophes. The strike that led to the […]
From crocodiles to birds, certain animals managed to survive some of the worst extinction events in world history.
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
Do you think you know the Solar System? Here's a fact about each planet that might surprise you when you see it!