When Nasa's giant SLS rocket carries out its first mission, it will be brought to the launchpad by one of the largest vehicles ever built. And driving it requires massive concentration.
"Space is big and stupid and empty. I say this as an former Extreme Space Dumbass from college. The ocean, on the other hand, will fuck you up."
In the 1960s, experts drew on the best science of the time to show how humans might live and work in lunar style.
Seeing Titan with infrared eyes, "spiders" from Mars and other cool space images of the week.
The off-kilter composition and the in-between moments remind you that beneath the layers of their impermeable spacesuits, there were actually humans walking on the moon.
The Moon and nearby asteroids could contain untold riches and resources to help further space exploration. One small country is aiming to take a leading role in this new space race.
By colorizing one of the first Hubble satellite images, illustrator Dana Berry ushered in a new era of stunning space visuals.
Humans simply don't have the firepower to destroy the Earth itself. Technically.
Living next door to the world's biggest radio telescope in the world sounds awesome, until you learn you have to get rid of all of your electronics — and your gas-powered car.
In case you missed it — and there's a lot of weird stuff going on, so it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks — aliens exist.
When is an asteroid not an asteroid? When it’s a binary pair. Turns out that an asteroid discovered late last year is actually two gravitationally bound objects in orbit around each other. But this particular duo, dubbed 2017 YE5, belongs to an exceptionally rare class of near-Earth objects.
A dust-shrouded star cluster, a rare binary asteroid and other cool space images from this week.
The Jeff Bezos-owned company could start selling trips to suborbital space next year.
The discovery of the elusive neutrino's source is even bigger than it seems.
The IceCube Neutrino observatory has found a likely source for mysterious cosmic rays that blast the Earth.
We still don't know how these form, but we believe they exist at the center of almost every galaxy, sometimes having the power to alter the appearance of their entire galaxy.
According to the person who captured this footage, this phenomenon only occurs when a rocket or jet exceeds the speed of sound while passing through a "sun dog" like this one.
Korean royal astrologers saw a new star appear in the sky in 1437 AD, and it took 600 years for astronomers to find what they had seen, and explain why it appeared that night.
Potential solution: force a bunch of people to live out their lives trapped a tin can with no promise of ever getting out in their lifetimes.
Stars tend to outshine small exoplanets and other things near them, making it difficult to capture photos of certain celestial objects. However, the European Southern Observatory found a way using one big, bad telescope.
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