Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, and extraterrestrials are perennial favorites in science fiction, but to date there have been no confirmed encounters on Earth. Still, strange sights in the night sky have been attributed to UFOs or aliens over the decades, most famously in Roswell, New Mexico, where many believers claim an alien craft crashed on a farm in 1947. In 2017, the existence of a secret U.S. government program that tracked "UFO" sightings by military pilots, which shut down in 2012, was brought to light in a New York Times report.
We may not have to wait much longer to get our first glimpse of E.T., NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said.
Here's Space.com's guide to some of the most exciting space movies of 2019: "Star Wars," "Ad Astra," "Avengers: Endgame" and more.
The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian's star — is not looking promising.
For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. But it's not useful.
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article.
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
The odd interstellar object that zoomed through the inner solar system last October might be an alien reconnaissance spacecraft, a new study suggests.
Humanity could advertise its presence to potential intelligent aliens in our cosmic neighborhood via a powerful laser beacon, a new study suggests.
Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color.
Alien characters allow writers to thematically discuss feelings of ostracization, said "Roswell, New Mexico" writer and show developer Carina Adly MacKenzie during a New York Comic Con 2018 event.
Talent and producers of the new Syfy series "Nightflyers" say the original novella by George R.R. Martin tackles isolation, claustrophobia and selfishness.