Ryan Gosling could star as Neil Armstrong in new space race biopic First Man
Trent Moore

Though most of the box-office attention has been on future-set space stories like The Martian, Hollywood is also aiming to mine our fertile space history for a story or two — and the latest might have just found its star.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he believes firms like SpaceX won't get us to Mars
Trent Moore

It’s easy to hang a lot of hope on the promise of private space firms like SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin — but famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think they’re the answer. 

Blue Origin reusable rocket launches into space, lands on Earth
Carol Pinchefsky

It’s one small step toward a reusable launch vehicle, one giant leap for space tourism.

Mars' gravity could rip apart one of its moons to create Saturn-like rings
Trent Moore

Astronomers of the future could have a very different view of the solar system in the next few million years.

VISTA's infrared telescope discovers treasure of 574 new massive galaxies
Jeff Spry

The eagle-eyed IR gaze of VISTA has spied a wealth of never-seen galaxies.

NASA's Cassini finds massive 124-mile ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan
Jeff Spry

Scientists have spotted a monster polar ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan. 

Watch astronauts play with colorful water in zero-G in mesmerizing NASA footage
Trent Moore

Dissolving effervescent tablets in water doesn’t sound like the coolest thing in the world, but when you do it in zero gravity on the International Space Station, the experiment gets a whole lot more interesting.

For the first time ever, astronomers are literally watching an alien planet form
Trent Moore

Want to see a planet literally being born? This research team at the University of Arizona has you covered.

NASA chief says private space companies will help get us to Mars
Trent Moore

Humanity might be getting closer, but we still have some work to do before we actually make it to Mars — and according to NASA, private spaceflight companies are going to help us get there.

The International Space Station has suffered a minor power failure that can't be fixed until 2016
Trent Moore

The International Space Station has been in orbit for almost 20 years, and it's finally starting to show its age.

These are the 116 photos NASA sent out to aliens on the Voyager mission
Trent Moore

This is the NASA equivalent of forcing someone to look at your vacation slides. 

Astronomers say rocky, Earth-sized world could be 'most important planet' ever found
Trent Moore

Astronomers have discovered a very hot, very rocky planet about 39 light-years from Earth. Though it’s probably not somewhere we’d want to set up shop (440 degrees F is a bit on the warm side), scientists say it could still be one of the most important discoveries in modern space science.

Pluto may have giant, 4-mile-high volcanoes that spew ice instead of lava
Trent Moore

It was only a few months ago that we actually got our first real pictures of Pluto, and now NASA officials believe the former planet could be home to massive volcanoes that spew ice.

NASA's New Horizons probe aligned for new Kuiper Belt asteroid flyby
Jeff Spry

It's deep into the Kuiper Belt or bust for NASA's indefatigable piano-sized probe.