More Stories in Space

  1. Science & Society

    What Science News saw during the solar eclipse

    Science News staffers took to different parts of the United States to take in the eclipse’s glow. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw during the 2024 event.

  2. Space

    ​​During the awe of totality, scientists studied our planet’s reactions

    Earth’s atmosphere was a big area of focus for scientists studying the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

  3. Space

    Explore a map of the next 15 total solar eclipses

    Check out our interactive map showing the path and timing for every total solar eclipse from 2024 to 2044.

  4. Cosmology

    The largest 3-D map of the universe reveals hints of dark energy’s secrets

    A year of data from DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, suggests that, contrary to expectations, dark energy might vary over time.

  5. Astronomy

    How a 19th century astronomer can help you watch the total solar eclipse

    Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s observations of total solar eclipses from more than 100 years ago hold tips that are still relevant for watching an eclipse.

  6. Life

    During a total solar eclipse, some colors really pop. Here’s why

    As a solar eclipse approaches totality and our eyes adjust to dimming light, our color vision changes. It’s called the Purkinje effect.

  7. Space

    A new image reveals magnetic fields around our galaxy’s central black hole

    Astronomers have captured polarized light coming from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, giving insight into its magnetic fields.

  8. Planetary Science

    Titan’s dark dunes could be made from comets

    Saturn’s largest moon could have gotten its sands from an ancient reshuffling of the solar system. If true, that would solve a long-standing mystery.

  9. Space

    ‘Space: The Longest Goodbye’ explores astronauts’ mental health

    The documentary follows NASA astronauts and the psychologists helping them prepare for future long-distance space trips to the moon and Mars.