Astronomy

Space

‘Odysseus’ Just Performed First American Moon Landing Since Apollo

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

The Webb Telescope Just Solved a 37-Year-Old Space Explosion Mystery

ByKiona Smith
Space

The Uncanny Donut-Shaped Region Beyond Neptune Could Be ‘Billions of Miles’ Larger Than We Thought

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

A Backbone Holding Up the Milky Way Is Bending — Astronomers Don't Know Why

ByKiona Smith
Science

65 years ago, a street dog paved the way for human spaceflight — with a grim outcome

ByAllie Hutchison
invisible monsters

Scientists debate the existence of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole

ByPassant Rabie
Science

New research finds a disturbing pattern of discrimination at the highest levels of STEM

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
space

These Spiral Dust Arms May Hold the Secret to Building Giant Planets

ByKiona Smith
Opinion

We Need to Get Back to the Moon

ByPhil Plait
Space Science

How the Webb Telescope is Rewriting What We Know About the Early Universe, One Galaxy at a Time

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space Time

70 years ago, the world united for a monumental scientific project — and kicked off the Space Race

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Webb Watch

We finally know when the Webb Telescope's first color images will arrive — here's what to expect

ByKiona Smith
The Inverse Awards 2022

Inside NASA's monumental effort to deliver the first Webb Telescope images

ByJon Kelvey
UFO

Astrophysicists may be on the brink of a massive alien breakthrough

ByKiona Smith
Dream Teams

How a team of scientists risked everything to capture the most cosmic snapshot of the decade

ByGrace Browne
Science

45 years ago, NASA's first Space Shuttle only went five miles up — and changed spaceflight forever

ByAllie Hutchison
Reel Science

The best sci-fi disaster movie on HBO Max reveals a possible apocalypse

ByTara Yarlagadda
The Inverse Awards

Alien Invasion! The 11 Most Gripping Alien and UAP Events Of 2023

ByKiona Smith
Inverse Interview

The Webb Telescope is uniquely able to find potentially habitable worlds — here's why

ByClaire Cameron
Feature

The future of cosmology is 239,000 miles away — but closer than ever

ByPassant Rabie
Science

15 years ago, a spacecraft swung by Mercury to beat the Sun's gravity

ByAllie Hutchison
Space Rocks

Meteorite hunters: How amateur sleuths track down some of the oldest known pieces of the universe

ByJennifer Walter
Future Earth 2121

The future of Earth is 5 other planets

ByJohn Wenz
Science

50 years ago, one speech revolutionized the Space Age and took us to the Moon

ByAllie Hutchison
Young Innovators

Michelle Kunimoto boldly discovers where no one has before

ByMaddie Bender
clean up, aisle 2

NASA thinks space junk will hit the James Webb Space Telescope — but it's ok

ByClaire Cameron
Dream Teams

The incredible story of how teaming up helped astronomers accomplish the impossible

ByGrace Browne
Hubble

Stunning images reveal stellar nurseries

ByJoAnna Wendel
Get ready!

2023 sky guide: 10 stunning events you can't miss this year

ByJennifer Walter
Stunning

Beaver Blood Moon: 9 breathtaking images of November's lunar eclipse

ByJennifer Walter
Impactful

WHAM! 10 jaw-dropping images capture NASA DART slamming into an asteroid

ByJennifer Walter
Sky guide

November 2022 sky guide: 5 celestial events you can't miss

ByJennifer Walter
Work zone

Behold! The world's largest radio telescope, in 8 images

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

New Hubble Telescope capture and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Hall of fame

2021 Nobel Prizes and beyond: 8 discoveries shaping the future of science

ByJennifer Walter
Dope Space Pics

20 Stunning Space Images of 2020

ByJoAnna Wendel
Fluffy

Earth-like clouds on Mars reveal a similarity between the planets

ByJennifer Walter
In Memoriam

Apollo 9 and more: Astronaut Jim McDivitt's legacy in 10 images

ByJennifer Walter
Aliens???

Phosphine gas points to possible life in Venus’s clouds

ByJoAnna Wendel
Red Planet Rodeo

Mars Perseverance rover wouldn't exist without these 6 groundbreaking missions — look

ByJennifer Walter
Star Power

Stunning images of nearby galaxies show how stars are formed: Look

ByJennifer Walter
This week in science

NASA ends Geotail mission and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Exoplanets

Can you ace this exoplanet quiz?

ByJoAnna Wendel
Art history

Behold! 5 real pictures of Mars that resemble artistic masterpieces

ByClaire Cameron
radio silence

7 minutes of terror: How NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars

ByPassant Rabie
This week in science

NASA InSight’s final photo and more: Understand the world through 7 images

ByRobin Bea
Picture this

NASA’s new X-Ray observatory will unlock the universe’s most explosive secrets

ByJennifer Walter
Get back

Look: Supermassive black holes close to Earth predicted to collide

ByJennifer Walter
Galaxy brain

New images reveal weird galaxies

ByJoAnna Wendel
Fuzzy

Look: Saturn’s rings reveal the planet’s “fuzzy” interior

ByRobin Bea