NASA discovers Mars has a magnetic tail twisted by solar wind

Mars has an invisible magnetic tail and it might contribute to Martian atmospheric loss.

Researchers believe they’ve found a great place for a moonbase — thanks to a volcano

Building a moonbase in a lava tube. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

Astronaut shows what fidget spinners can do in outer space

NASA just wins, can everyone stop with the fidget spinner videos now?

You can now use Google Maps to explore other moons and planets

You can explore the solar system from the comfort of your home.

Evidence keeps pilling up in favor of the mysterious Planet Nine

A ninth planet 10 times bigger than Earth might be lurking far away within the solar system.

China’s first space station is about to come crashing down on Earth, and we don’t really know where

No reason to worry, just an 8-ton space station crashing down on Earth.

Why the gravitational waves splashed by the merger of two dying stars spells a revolution in astronomy

This was an amazing week in science — with much more to come.

NASA observatory highlights the importance of studying CO2 on Earth: it’s connected to everything

Groundbreaking data allows us to study carbon dioxide in unprecedented detail.

Tonight, SpaceX will live-broadcast launch of previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket

Brave move. Hopefully, it will pay off.

Scientists just found half of the universe’s missing matter, and strengthened the Standard Model in the process

It was floating around where we estimated it would be.

Revolutionary optical upgrade enables ground-based telescopes to hunt for alien planets

This could be a game changer.

The Past and Future of Mars with and without Human Intervention

An overview of humanity’s fascination with the Red Planet.

The moon once had an atmosphere seeded by volcanic eruptions

It must have looked like a weird sight from Earth’s vantage point.

The world’s first scientific satellite is still in orbit

It will stay there for centuries, if not a thousand years.

NASA astronauts start spacewalk — with live footage

You can watch it live here.

Scientists make first quantum video call. It’s supposedly unhackable

Sharing sensitive data will never be the same.

Biomarker molecule discovered “in abundance” around alien star, but still no life

Turns out, planet farts are just like ours, but with chlorine!

Cassini’s farewell photo of Saturn’s dark side

An eerily view of Saturn.

Physics Nobel Prize: Gravitational Wave researchers honored by prestigious award

They opened a new door in our understanding of the universe and definitely deserve all the honors.

Senior SETI astronomer will bet you that intelligent aliens are due in the next 20 years

Time for some of that Earther hospitality.