“We’re looking at an entirely new model for space exploration beyond Earth orbit.” Beresheet is the first word of the Hebrew Bible, meaning “in the beginning.” It’s also the apt name of the robotic lander
Science & InnovationStarstruck To find safe places for Apollo astronauts to land, NASA designed five survey satellites carrying classified defense technology. 4 Minute Read Before Neil Armstrong could
The observatory is capable of detecting tiny vibrations in the fabric of space-time, and a new upgrade will expand its range sevenfold. Three years ago, a little-known telescope made waves with an incredible
If it’s not delayed again, that is. It’s been nearly eight years since American astronauts last launched into space from American soil. When NASA shuttered the Space Shuttle Program in 2011, it did so
The little rover that could. Today we mourn the loss of a friend so stalwart we nearly forgot we wouldn’t have them forever. After 15 years investigating the surface of Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover joined
Science & InnovationStarstruck The creators of the hit series “The Expanse” pay tribute to the spacecraft that proved them gloriously wrong. 5 Minute Read This essay is an entry in our "Dear Spacecraft"
Astronomers have long suspected that the colossal Andromeda galaxy would, in billions years, collide with our humble Milky Way. The collision was forecast to happen in some 3.9 billion years. But after