Space

The strangest things we learned in 2017

We discovered so much odd stuff this year about aliens, tigers, apocalypses, goats, lawns and even Albert Einstein.

Who needs earth? Scientists discover 20 new planets that could host life

Our universe just got a whole lot more crowded.

Einstein's prediction leads to dawn of new era in astronomy

In global collaboration, a third of the world's physicists announce a reshaping of our understanding of the universe.

Harvard scientists want to build an Earth-sized shield to block the sun

How else can we protect the planet from solar flares?

Scientists possibly heard aliens calling us last Saturday

More than a dozen radio bursts were heard from a mysterious source in the far reaches of our universe.

New Harvard theory: Aliens could survive apocalypses

Humans may not last through crazy space events, but a new study suggests extraterrestrials could handle them.

There's another planet out there, and it's surprisingly Earth-like

It's the strongest evidence yet that other solar systems have traits similar to our own.

To infinity and beyond: Inside the daring attempt to find a new Earth

A Russian philanthropist, an Israeli astronomer and Stephen Hawking are teaming up in search of aliens and a new home for humanity.

Our favorite Earth-like planet may be way too extreme for life

We were hoping nearby planet Proxima b could support life, but new research suggests otherwise.

This nearby planet could be where all the aliens are hiding

Researchers discovered that Proxima b has the right climate for oceans. And extraterrestrials.

Scientists just discovered a planet out of 'Star Wars'

Visitors to the Hoth-like planet had better bundle up. It's cold out there. Like, really really cold.

This giant rocket just sent a school project into space

High schoolers built a satellite that shot into space on a NASA rocket this week.

Einstein just helped us find a massive alien world

His theory of relativity taught scientists how to uncover a planet 3 times the size of Jupiter.

These private companies are fueling the space race

Astropreneurship is now a thing, and the competition is heating up.

8 high-tech innovations that will put humans on Mars

From interplanetary ships to humanoid robots, these are the technologies that will help establish the first human colony on Mars.