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.

Hubble finds ‘smiley face’ drawn by galactic objects

NASA’s space telescope was looking for new stars when it came across a happy accident.

Tesla Roadster and Starman have now traveled beyond Mars

The Tesla electric car has exceeded its warranty mileage more than 10,000 times.

Natural batteries formed Mars’ organic carbon

Still no aliens. But this is definitely a cool find!

Astronomers image plasma flares on the bleeding edge of Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

These flares should correspond to the point of no return for the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

Parker solar probe comes closer to the sun than any other man-made spacecraft

And it’s only getting warmed up.

Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun Pose a Big Threat to Earth

This is some scary stuff.

Cheap CubeSat snaps first images of Mars

While this isn’t a remarkable achievement in itself, it shows that CubeSats are a viable technology for interplanetary missions.

The Universe is expanding — gravitational waves could show us how fast

A massive breakthrough in astrophysics might enable us to finally determine the rate at which the universe expands.

Gas giants orbiting young star may require astronomers to rethink planetary formation

A bizarre stellar ‘toddler’ is leaving scientists scratching their heads.

American and Russian astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz launch

The incident adds more strain to already tense relations between the US and Russian space programs.

Search for alien life needs to be integral to NASA missions in the future, new report says

A Congress-mandated committee recommends that finding alien life becomes a priority for most NASA missions.

Planetary rings are surprisingly chemically-rich, paper reports

The findings raise some interesting questions about these beautiful structures.

If we want to find the “missing” dark matter, we have to look beyongblack holes

Dark matter makes up most of the universe — and we still don’t really know what it is.

Lockheed Martin unveils lunar lander concept meant send astronauts to the moon

The huge lander is supposed to ferry humans between an orbiting space station and the lunar surface.

Key ingredient for life on Earth may have come from outer space

Phosphates forged in space made their way to Earth on comets and asteroid.

University creates Mars-like soil — and you can buy it dirt cheap

A way to create a piece of Mars here on Earth — kind of.

Scientists spot dust storms on Titan for the first time

It’s the third Solar System body, in addition to Earth and Mars, where dust storms have been observed.