1. Space

    NASA’s budget woes put ambitious space research at risk

    Mars Sample Return and missions to study other planets and celestial bodies, including lunar efforts, face big cuts and delays.

  2. Space

    Scientists are getting closer to understanding the sun’s ‘campfire’ flares

    The detection of cool plasma before the tiny outbursts on the sun is helping researchers make connections between campfire flares and other solar eruptions.

  3. Space

    ‘Humanity’s spacecraft’ Voyager 1 is back online and still exploring

    After five months of glitching, the venerable space probe contacted Earth and is continuing its interstellar mission billions of kilometers away.

  4. Physics

    Separating science fact from fiction in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ 

    Real science underpins much of the action in the show — along with a hefty dose of artistic liberty.

  5. Planetary Science

    Pluto’s heart-shaped basin might not hide an ocean after all

    Planetary scientists propose an alternative theory to explain why Sputnik Planitia has stayed put across Pluto’s equator.

  6. Planetary Science

    Our picture of habitability on Europa, a top contender for hosting life, is changing

    The moon of Jupiter is considered one of the most promising places to look for life, but its subsurface ocean may be less habitable than once thought.

  7. Planetary Science

    Jupiter’s moon Io may have been volcanically active ever since it was born

    An analysis of the moon’s atmospheric composition suggests that it has been spewing sulfur for roughly 4.6 billion years.

  8. Space

    50 years ago, scientists found a lunar rock nearly as old as the moon

    Studies of such rocks continue to reveal secrets about the moon’s history.

  9. Space

    How a sugar acid crucial for life could have formed in interstellar clouds

    Computer calculations and lab experiments have revealed a possible mechanism for the creation of glyceric acid, which has been seen in meteorites.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.