Space

Black holes, galaxies, mysteries and space travel

Our coverage sheds light on the boundless darkness, the physical violence and the mysterious, awesome reaches of our universe. We ponder how it all began and about our place in the cosmos: Are we alone? Is there life on other planets? Will interplanetary travel save the human race? We also explore space through images, videos and illustration. 

Scientists want to mine the moon for ice to use in rocket fuel for a future refueling station.
Inside Science Contributor
How’s the weather up there? Even for exoplanets that are many light-years away, astronomers can learn about their atmospheres.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The heavenly orbs are not quite stars and not quite planets.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Rock core samples may carry marks made by cosmic rays up to billions of years old.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The lunar surface offers advantages for infrared and radio astronomy, despite the challenges.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
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
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Photographers and scientists capture breathtaking images of NEOWISE as it made its world tour.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator