Fortunately, we're getting to the point where we can see potentially hazardous objects coming — and maybe even do something about it.
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Neutrinos are the changelings of the subatomic world, but physicists are getting closer to pinning down the particles' true identities.
The concept of atoms had been floating around off and on for a few millennia, but it took some clever experimentation to pinpoint their existence.
Imagine astronauts on Mars, tasked with picking rock samples that will be used by scientists to search for signs of life. But they can only transport a limited number back to Earth.
When the Captain Marvel movie opens, coinciding with International Women's Day, it will be Marvel Studios's first female-superhero led film.
This excerpt from Chapter 16 of Rod Pyle's new book "Interplanetary Robots" details the history of the probes that have braved the crushing pressure and fearsome heat of the planet Venus.
A recent search for oddball supersymmetric particles, which could explain some of the weirdness of the universe, came up empty-handed.
In the new book "Space 2.0," Rod Pyle gives an inside look at what's coming next for space exploration, resource extraction and settlement.
The world is still celebrating the historic landing on China's Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon on January 3.
The private space race is about to take another great leap as Israel sends a private lander to the moon.
Mad scientists through the ages have dreamed of holding the world hostage by threatening to destroy the whole thing. Here's how that could work.
The IAU's achievements during its first few decades include resolving contradictory sets of names given to features on the Moon and Mars by rival astronomers during the previous few centuries.