Space

Multiple researchers suggest that dead magnetic stars have likely been behind the rare, intense bursts of radio waves that began in 2007.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
To researchers' surprise, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has ice that's fluffier than freshly fallen snow.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Learn what NASA has been doing for more than 60 years.
Inside Science Contributor
Astrophysicists can now piece together the moon's past, including the role of its fleeting magnetic field.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The merger occurred when the universe was half its current age, and it may have produced the first known black hole of intermediate size
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Photographers and scientists capture breathtaking images of NEOWISE as it made its world tour.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
Scientists argue that Deimos’ tilted orbit owes to a Martian ring that disintegrated billions of years ago.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Bacteria and yeast can survive under hydrogen in the lab, which may mean more planets could support extraterrestrial life.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
It’s one of NASA’s longest-living and most valuable telescopes, sending back amazing space images to Earth for decades.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Puzzling planets with the apparent density of cotton candy probably have rings, according to a new study.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor