For decades, scientists have tried to uncover the cause of long-term changes in Earth’s biodiversity. New simulations point at geography playing a critical role.
Ever seen the northern lights? You have a magnetic layer in Earth’s atmosphere to thank for those beautiful displays. But the magnetosphere does a lot more than create auroras.
Borman’s professionalism helped the risky Apollo 8 mission become a success.
Viral headlines would have you think Saturn’s rings will vanish in just 18 months. Here’s what that really means and why you don’t need to worry.
Despite the distances involved, people as far apart as the UK and Australia can see the Moon at the same time.
Upcoming NASA missions will help scientists understand the composition of asteroids – which could inform companies one day hoping to commercially mine asteroids.
Control experiments are critical in informing the search for alien life.
Earth’s orbits are getting more and more crowded. To keep track of everything and avoid collisions and catastrophes, we need a new field: space domain awareness.
A distant lump of space rock may have a surprising amount in common with the core of our own planet.
Studying the sample could help answer how water arrived on Earth and how life started.
A deadly earthquake in Afghanistan, following one in Morocco, highlights the risks in the region.
The earthquake was caused by the collision of two tectonic plates.
Treaties meant to ensure sustainability in space don’t currently regulate private companies, and not every country has signed on to an agreement for sustainable space exploration.
We’re currently a few years into the 25th studied solar cycle. An 11-year period of sun activity, this solar cycle is more active than previously expected.
If an astronaut were to die on Mars, neither cremation nor burial would be good options.
Scientists were not previously certain how the precious stones arrived at the Earth’s surface.
The Overview Effect describes the transformative impact of seeing Earth from space and feeling profoundly connected to our planet and concerned for it. That’s at odds with the impact of space tourism.
An expert in atmospheric science sheds light on Earth’s energy imbalance and its consequences for humankind.
New research suggests Saturn’s rings may be surprisingly young.
The Earth isn’t permanent, but it was here for four billion years before humans arrived and should be here for several billion more.