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Eerie Martian sunset captured by NASA’s Perseverance rover

It's an unusual twilight, even for Mars. Martian sunsets are often blueish. But not this one. NASA's car-sized Perseverance rover captured its first view of...

SpaceX’s latest Starlink launch looks like a sci-fi fantasy

You may not be able to get Starlink yet, but you can still see some pretty rocket pictures. SpaceX continued to SpaceX last Saturday, shooting yet...

There’s an asteroid following Earth, and it may be from the moon

Something's different about this space rock. This isn't a normal asteroid. Planetary scientists suspect that a space rock that appears to follow Earth...

A gaping hole opened up in the ‘Last Ice Area’ of the Arctic, NASA...

It's a dramatically changing region. The oldest, thickest, and toughest Arctic sea ice is weakening. Arctic sea ice has starkly declined over the last...

NASA snaps a vivid image of an extremely energetic galaxy

More than meets the eye... The legendary Hubble telescope snapped an image of an intriguing galaxy, some 130 million light-years away. NGC 5728...

Mars probe records a big hour-and-a-half Martian quake

Extraterrestrial shaking. Mars is alive. (Geologically.) NASA recently reported that its InSight lander — sent to observe geologic activity beneath the Martian surface — recorded...

Dreamy astronomy photo winners that will take your breath away

Space at its most beautiful. Between SpaceX launching its first civilian space flight and various billionaires gleefully propelling themselves into orbit, the possibility of visiting the great beyond has never felt...

SpaceX has launched the world’s first all-civilian spaceflight

Space tourism has truly arrived. SpaceX launched the world's first all-civilian spaceflight on Wednesday night, taunting everyone else with the illusory hope of one day escaping...

See the inside of a Martian rock, compliments of NASA’s Perseverance rover

The NASA Perseverance rover's mission to look for signs of past life on Mars takes us deep inside a rock named "Rochette". One of the primary...

15 incredible wildlife photos that show nature’s quiet, striking, and brutal moments

Cheetahs crossing Kenya's raging Talek River, bioluminescent mushrooms in far north Queensland, and more. A coalition of cheetahs crossing Kenya's dangerously raging Talek River. Bioluminescent mushrooms...

Two galaxies create an eye-popping optical illusion for Hubble

There are seven points of light in the center of this image but only three celestial bodies. How is that possible? When is a quasar not just a...

Planets ranked

The definitive solar system hierarchy. The planets of our solar system, stretching from Mercury out to Neptune, are all incredible. In a dense...

‘When will the megadrought end?’ is the wrong question to ask

It's going to get drier, but we're not helpless. Climate 101 is a TechSkylight series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate.

NASA took its first drive on the moon 50 years ago

Extreme temperatures. Dust everywhere. NASA's first drive on the moon wasn't easy. Fifty years ago, NASA astronauts drove on the moon for the first time.

Gravity bends and tugs at dueling galaxies in NASA’s vivid new Hubble pic

A "peculiar" place in the cosmos. In the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (a collection of wild, wondrous galaxies) is a stretched, distorted cosmic object, known as "Arp 195."...

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PayPal will soon let you exchange Bitcoin across third-party apps

After years of hesitation, PayPal continues to double down on cryptocurrency. Soon, PayPal users in the U.S. will be...

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