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The rover in Alien: Covenant is real, and was actually designed to go to space

The exploratory rover used by the crew in Alien: Covenant looks like it’d be more than capable of taking a cruise around an alien planet. Turns out, there’s a good reason.

Why this ancient stone pillar could be a major astronomical find

The Vulture stone could be the eeriest evidence we have for a catastrophic asteroid collision.

NASA wants to protect astronauts and space ships in this sci-fi chain mail

NASA probably isn’t thinking about space knights with this stuff, but c’mon, the possibilities are endless.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for longest time in space

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson - who is currently serving on board the International Space Station - recently broke the record for most spacewalks done by a woman and as of this morning, she's left another one in her wake.

This exoplanet wins most likely to host life (so far)

LHS 1140b just might be beyond imagination when it comes to life beyond Earth. 

Why terraforming Mars is only real in video games

Turning Mars into an Earth-like planet is really only possible in Mass Effect. 

How NASA would find aliens on Enceladus—if they exist.

Even after Cassini, we’re not quite done looking for life on Saturn’s moon of ice.

MAVEN is finding out how Mars lost its atmosphere

Atmospheric ions detected by the spacecraft are telling us why they’ve been escaping.

This is what it's like to be a space tourist

Blue Origin can launch you just above the atmosphere—but there’s no bathroom.

SpaceX could send you on a Mars vacation

Get ready for liftoff -- if you have a few hundred thousand and possibly your life to spare.

How ancient observations could prevent a global blackout

Ancient eyewitness accounts of aurorae may help us predict the next solar storm.

Your space weather forecast: Proxima B

Weird weather could help astronomers understand the stellar phenomenon behind it.

See our galaxy as it was billions of years ago

Observing galaxies billions of light-years away is like looking through a portal at the birth of our own.