Astrochemists can now study stars’ magnetic fields using alcohol

Ah, alcohol. The basis of any sound science.

Amateur astronomer finds long-lost NASA satellite after 12 years of drifting around Earth’s orbit

It just serves to show that hope is never lost.

Astronaut poop could one day be recycled into Marmite-like food

I never liked Marmite.

Two men and two women spent 200 days in a virtual Chinese moon base. Here’s what happened

Preparations for the moon base are intensifying.

New Zealand startup launches huge ‘disco ball’ into space. It’s now the brightest object in the night sky

It’s supposed to be an art project, but you be the judge.

Trump wants to withdraw NASA’s funding for the ISS as of 2024

It’s the earliest date this is possible but this could leave American astronauts stranded on the ground.

Google-backed civilian race to the moon ends with no winner for $20 million prize

Ten years and four deadline extensions later, there’s still no winner to show.

First Kenyan satellite to be launched into orbit in April or May

It’s a big milestone for the African country.

Space might be teeming with viruses that we’re not looking for, but we should

When the very large can’t be found, maybe it’s time to look for the very small.

This brave spacecraft will soon fly through the sun’s atmosphere

A modern-day mechanical Icarus.

Tiny nuclear reactors might power the first Martian settlements

It’s the first space-bound nuclear reactor in 50 years.

Find a 2.2-pound-chunk of the Michigan meteorite and you can win $20,000

It’s raining money. Incandescent, rocky money.

Brewing beer on Mars? Students find Martian soil is suitable for growing hops

Brace yourselves for Martian craft beer!

NASA zooms in on one of the oldest galaxies with the help of a cosmic magnifying glass

It might teach us about how galaxies such as the Milky Way evolved.

SpaceX to test the world’s most powerful operational rocket, the Falcon Heavy, later today

This is what Elon Musk hopes will put men on Mars.

China deems blasting space junk with a laser station is feasible

It’s a super James Bond-esque idea.

Crowdsourcing astronomy: Citizen scientists discover new rocky planets locked in resonance

Citizen scientists found five “musical” exoplanet.

Cliffs of pure, blue water-ice spotted just below Mars’ surface

That’s a lot of water.

Five Reasons Why We Should be Exploring Space

Why bother about space in the first place? Well, here’s why.

Meteorites carrying both water and organic compounds point to an ocean world “seeding life” in the universe

Why spread your seed across the Earth when you can spread it across space?