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If we can get more people to be space nerds like us, we think the world will be better for it. —Nick Lucchesi, editor-in-chief.

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Space out

Scientists identify two galaxies that could be home to hyper-advanced alien life

Two of the galaxies they searched in had some unusual activity.

This week in science

La Palma volcanic eruption and more: Understand the world through 8 images


Another Planet 9? Earth's twin may be hiding in the outer Solar System

A recent review paper looks at our early Solar System and finds a now-missing sibling.


Crew Dragon: Former project lead reveals stark differences between SpaceX and NASA

Astronaut Garrett Reisman, who helped develop SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, also has experience of working with NASA.

Artistic Endeavors

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew rekindles a centuries-old artistic debate

Expedition artists were important cultural figures in the golden age of exploration. Do we need to bring them back to document the final frontier?


Inspiration4: Incredible video shows landmark moment on SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's human-carrying capsule packs a fascinating new feature, and the Inspiration4 crew took it for a spin.

cosmic mystery

A strange void found in space could solve an enduring mystery

This void spans across nearly 500 light years.

Making tracks

VIPER: Why the Moon rover’s mission is vital for future space exploration

NASA has selected the landing site for its VIPER rover.


Was Mars ever habitable? A new study sheds light on the planet's past

Despite ongoing efforts to find ancient life on Mars, Martian meteorites tell a different story.


Terraform Mars: After Inspiration4, Elon Musk hints at his long-term goal

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reiterated his support for terraforming Mars, as part of his long-term goal to make humanity into a multi-planetary species.


Inspiration4: History’s first all-civilian space mission in 20 images

Luxury Spaceflight

SpaceX: After Inspiration4, Elon Musk hints at Starlink upgrade for Dragon

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission has returned to Earth, and Elon Musk has ideas for how to improve the capsule for next time.

Celestial happenings
Look up!

You need to see the Solar System’s most elusive planet

Hello, far friend.

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Blue Moon: You need to see one of 2021's rarest Full Moon events this week

They come around only once in a... well, you know.

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Jupiter at opposition: You need to see the biggest planet at its brightest

Move over, Mars.

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You need to see the Solar System's most dazzling planet shine its brightest

The August skies are going to be gorgeous.

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You need to see summer 2021’s brightest meteor shower in the night sky

The Met Gala of meteor showers is here.

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Delta Aquariids: How, when, and where to watch this marvelous summer shower

The annual meteor shower peaks on July 29.

Look Up!

Venus and Mars align: How to spot celestial conjunctions

If you miss this alignment, another is just around the corner!

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You need to see the last Supermoon of the year

The Strawberry Supermoon is here to welcome summer time.

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You need to watch the "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse

The Moon will get between us and the Sun next week, creating a fiery halo.

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You don't want to miss May's Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will grace our skies in the early hours of May 26.

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You need to see the remains of Halley’s Comet in this sky this week

This year's Eta Aquarid meteor shower will light up the skies on May 4-6.

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You need to watch the biggest meteor shower of the spring

The Lyrid meteor shower kicks off the sky watching season.

Dope space pics

Hubble captures 3 galaxies caught in a gravitational tug of war

A new image hints at the cosmic fate of the Milky Way.

Say Cheese

In 1976, one piece of “controversial” tech changed every Mars mission since

Without Viking 1, there might have been no Perseverance selfies.

A magnetar is born

Scientists captured the birth of a magnetar for the first time

This is the result of a giant collision between two neutron stars.

bubbling over

With a single image, scientists changed our understanding of the Sun forever

Snap, crackle, and pop.

Dope Space Pics

20 Stunning Space Images of 2020

Spiders in Space

Space spiders build webs in an unusual way

pearl jubilee

11 New Hubble images reveal the cosmos in stunning detail

Happy 30th anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope.


Scientists capture most detailed image of sunspot ever

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5 celestial events that only happen once in a lifetime

Galaxy brain

New radio telescope images show off wild galaxies

Take a break

Escape Earth with these stunning Hubble views

Put on some lo-fi beats, forget everything, and just roam around the universe for a while.


6 spooky space posters for a galactic Halloween