Mars rover sends home spectacular panorama

By Mike Wehner NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to perform some amazing feats despite being long overdue for its expected retirement. The rover, having ventured to a somewhat mysterious...

There might be a whole bunch of water hiding inside the moon

By Mike Wehner With how much attention humanity has devoted to studying Earth's moon over the centuries, you'd think we'd had a good handle on just about everything there...

NASA is uploading hundreds of rare films from its archives to YouTube, and here...

By Mike Wehner We live in a world where delivering supplies to a space station orbiting our planet is handled by a tech startup, but expertise in flight hasn't...

Scientists have a new plan for finding extraterrestrial life in our Solar System

By Mike Wehner Humanity hasn't even scratched the surface of exploring the Milky Way galaxy, much less the rest of the universe, but when it comes to our own...

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 lunar sample bag just sold at auction for an insane...

By Mike Wehner Back in May, we told you about the upcoming auction of a true piece of space travel history: Neil Armstrong's very own lunar sample bag which...

You can now explore the International Space Station using Google Street View

By Mike Wehner Most of us — okay, nearly all of us — will never have the opportunity to set foot inside the International Space Station. The multi-billion-dollar floating...

Gorgeous Hubble photo of Mars ‘photobombed’ by tiny moon

By Mike Wehner NASA's Hubble Space Telescope consistently delivers breathtaking views of the planets in our galactic neighborhood, but when it set its sights on Mars recently for a...

Luckiest kid ever finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil by accident

By Mike Wehner Like just about every kid, 10-year-old Jude Sparks loves dinosaurs. I mean, how could he not? They're big, cool looking, and they're the stars of countless...

Scientists detect ‘strange signals’ coming from nearby star

By Mike Wehner When it comes to the search for life outside of our Solar System, there are a number of ways we could eventually discover it. Exploring with...