Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

Take me with you!

Helium exoplanet inflates like a balloon

Helium was predicted to be one of the most common elements of exoplanets, but was only recently observed for the first time.

China launches new rover aimed for the dark side of the moon

The natural satellite, not the 1973 album by Pink Floyd. Sadly.

Christmas dinner launched towards the ISS

It’s hearty space food.

Oxford scientist may have finally solved dark matter riddle — the universe might be made out of a ‘negative mass’ fluid

If proven right, this theory could be one of the most important developments in 21st-century physics.

Supermassive black holes like to wear gas donuts — and we found out why

In all honesty, I’d wear a donut if I could get away with it, too.

Scientists measure all the starlight ever produced in the Universe

The number of photons emitted into space is 4 followed by 84 zeroes. Now, that a moment to wrap that figure around your head.

InSight stretches its solar panels, beams back first clear photo from Mars

Everything is working according to plan on Mars.

Ancient cave paintings may be sign of prehistoric astronomy

These ancient people were much more savvy than we suspected.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on the ISS — they’ve been up there for at least two years

In space, no one can hear you sneeze.

Touchdown: NASA’s InSight probe safely lands on Mars

The probe will study ‘marsquakes’.

What happens to the brain in zero gravity? Well, it’s not pleasant

The human brain copes poorly with microgravity — and that’s a big problem for space flight.

Scientists find the Sun’s twin roughly 184 light-years away from Earth

The ‘twin’ was forged in the same stellar nursery as the Sun. It also has the same age, metallicity, chemical abundances, and even carbon-isotope ratios as the Sun.

NASA picks Jezero Crater for Mars 2020 rover landing site

Rocks collected by the new rover will be transported to Earth.

Check this out: mind blowing Virtual Reality simulation of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

It’s simply mesmerizing.

What causes Blood Moons? The same thing that makes skies blue

Spooky!

‘Oumuamua, our first interstellar visitor, is actually smaller than we thought

The small asteroid also seems to be emanating streams of gas that may explain why it was moving faster than it was supposed to.

Scientists turn Opportunity’s 5,000th Martian sunrise into music

When science meets art.

Supermassive black hole pairs imaged in merging galactic cores

The same should happen six billion years from now when the Milky Way merges with Andromeda.

Earth has two additional ‘moons’ entirely made of dust

The huge clouds of dust closely orbiting Earth could affect the safety of future space explorations.