Russia is about to launch a satellite that will shine as brightly as a star

Its reflector is thinner than human hair.

Kepler's K2 Mission Just Uncovered Its First 5-Planet System

This was a rare find.

4 Images Reveal How Many Potentially Dangerous Things Are Whirling Around Earth

There's a giant swarm of satellites, space debris and asteroids whizzing around the planet.

Earth Has Another "Quasi-Moon" — Meet Asteroid 2016 HO3

Turns out the moon isn't the only object hanging around Earth.

This Newborn "Hot Jupiter" Planet Is Getting Eaten by Its Star

PTFO 8-8695 b, we hardly knew ya.

This Is What Happens When a Star Devours a Planet

Is this what happened to our own sun?


This Short Animation Reveals How Much Garbage Is Piling Up in Space

Even with all that room, humans have managed to fill it with trash.


17 Images of Last Night's Incredible Supermoon From Around the World

This was the biggest and brightest we'll see for over 20 years.

NASA Discovers the Best Evidence Yet That Life Exists Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have dreamed of finding something like this for centuries.

715 New Planets Were Just Discovered (and Some May Be Habitable for Life)

It's a planet bonanza in science today.

SpaceX, MarsOne, and Virgin Galactic All Face One Huge Problem: Space Debris

Thousands of chunks of space debris remain in orbit, threatening to destroy orbital equipment — and potentially creating a deadly minefield for future craft seeking to leave Earth.

Video Tour of International Space Station Unlocks What It's Like to Live in Space

Outgoing commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams, gives a video tour of what it's like living in space. It's probably the shortest longest video you'll ever watch online.

Orbital Space Junk Will Make Private Space Travel From Firms Like SpaceX Impossible

The dangers posed by trash accumulating in the Earth's orbit will force governments to heavily regulate emerging private space travel companies.

Star Wars – Will Space Weaponization Become a National Security Issue?

Recent Chinese and U.S. anti-satellite missile tests highlight an upcoming arms race in space. However, the fragility and mutual benefits of space technology makes this unlikely.