Yes, there is methane on Mars, new study reports

Exciting times for Mars science.

Astronomers spy self-destructing asteroid with a twin comet-like tail

A well-known asteroid is spectacularly disintegrating before astronomers’ eyes.

Astronomers observe exoplanet for the first time using optical interferometry

The novel method can reveal spicy new insights into the lives of planets orbiting stars far, far away.

Curiosity photographs river-like rounded rocks

It’s a hint that Mars had a wet past.

Hubble captured the first evidence of a Great Dark Spot storm forming on Neptune

The data taught us a lot about how weather works on gas giants.

NASA wants to use a helicopter to explore Mars

It’s time to take to the skies — on Mars.

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk — cites lack of spacesuit in the right size

Don’t be quick to blame NASA for this though!

Jupiter formed far from the sun and traveled closer during its early days

It also met a lot of asteroids it still hangs around with.

New photos from asteroid Bennu reveal stunning surprises

We have a shuttle in outer space, orbiting and asteroid and beaming back data and images. Still seems pretty incredible.

Mercury is the planet closest to Earth — contrary to popular belief

There’s also a whirly-dirly corollary associated with this new method.

Toyota partners with Japanese space agency on new moon rover design

After having conquered the automobile on Earth, Toyota has decided to try their luck off the planet.

Spaceflight activates dormant viruses like herpes

Add herpes and other viruses to the long list of health problems associated with space flight.

This is Opportunity last view from Mars

NASA just released an amazing 360-degree panorama from the final resting place of the Opportunity rover.

Scientists discover 83 Quasars from the early universe

Talk about a massive find!

NASA captures images of supersonic shockwaves in mid-air — and the results are stunning

Understanding these shockwaves are important for developing the new generation of supersonic planes.

Massive solar storms are naturally-recurring events, study finds — and we’re unprepared for them

Sunny days ahead!

First Crew Dragon launch and docking a success for SpaceX

These are exciting times for SpaceX

NASA puts InSight experiment on hold because one stubborn rock is blocking their instruments

InSight picked scissors, so it lost to rock.

NASA trains to search for Martian life in world’s driest desert

The Atacama Desert is the most Mars-like environment on Earth.

The Race to the Moon Starts in the Classroom

Want to explore the solar system, and beyond? Start with education.