More Stories in Space

  1. Space

    This space physicist uses radios to study eclipses

    Nathaniel Frissell uses radio data to study how eclipses affect a layer of the atmosphere called the ionosphere.

  2. Planets

    Huge polygons on Mars hint its equator may once have been frozen

    A Chinese rover used radar to reveal long-buried terrain. The discovery hints that Mars’ equator was once much colder and wetter.

  3. Planets

    Jupiter has a never-before-seen jet stream — and it’s speedy

    Spotted in images from the James Webb telescope, the high-altitude current may help untangle the workings of the giant planet’s atmosphere.

  4. Space

    Black holes and activism inspire this astrophysicist

    Mallory Molina is looking for supermassive black holes — and helping others find their place in the field of astronomy.

  5. Space

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft brought back bits of the asteroid Bennu

    Dirt from the asteroid Bennu could hold clues about the material that built our solar system — and possibly where life comes from.

  6. Planets

    Analyze This: Neptune’s cloud cover syncs up with the solar cycle

    Telescope observations hint how sunlight-driven chemistry may boost cloud cover on our solar system’s farthest planet.

  7. Planets

    In a first, astronomers spot the aftermath of an exoplanet smashup

    Infrared light from a distant star appears to be leftovers of an impact between a pair of Neptune-sized worlds.

  8. Space

    You can get involved in science during the 2024 solar eclipse

    The sun will be near the peak of its activity cycle during the eclipse on April 8, 2024. That will make it a great time to crowdsource solar research.

  9. Physics

    Scientists Say: Gamma ray

    Lightning bolts, nuclear explosions, colliding stars and black holes all throw off this high-energy type of light.