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Space exploration and travel

We explore how powerful your laser needs to be to get noticed on Mars and beyond.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Strange alien sights from our solar system and beyond.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

There’s a bunch of space trash floating around Earth, it’s moving superfast, and now we have lasers to help keep an eye on it.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

This month's extraterrestrial wonders include a dune-swept Martian beach, a polar view of Jupiter, and a young planetary system that seems to glare like a demonic eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

The implications for human reproduction beyond Earth are unclear.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

The movie gives a shout-out to Euler's Method -- a centuries-old math technique. Did it really help send astronauts into orbit?

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

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