challenging religious privilege in public life

Chris Impey


NASA report finds no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial

Only "a small handful cannot be immediately identified as known human-made or natural phenomena," according to the report.

AI is helping astronomers make new discoveries and learn about the universe faster than ever before

AI algorithms have begun helping astronomers tame massive data sets and discover new knowledge about the universe.

NASA’s busiest year in decades – an astronomer sums up the dizzying array of missions in 2022

NASA had a banner year in 2022, with many successful missions in what was one of the organisation's most active years in decades.

Super-Earths are bigger, more common and more habitable than Earth itself – and astronomers are discovering more of the billions they think are out there

Based on current projections, about a third of all exoplanets are super-Earths, making them the most common type of exoplanet in the Milky Way.

To search for alien life, astronomers will look for clues in the atmospheres of distant planets – and the James Webb Space Telescope just proved it’s possible to do so

While Earth is the only known place in the universe with life, detecting life beyond Earth is a major goal of modern astronomy.

Astronomy’s 10-year wish list: Big money, bigger telescopes and the biggest questions in science

The astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey for the 2020s lays out plans to search for life on distant planets.

A lunar return, a Jupiter moon, the most powerful rocket ever built and the James Webb Space Telescope – space missions to watch in the coming months

2021 was a year full of records for space programs around the world, and that momentum is carrying forward into 2022.

How technology can combat the rising tide of fake science

Science gets a lot of respect these days. Unfortunately, it’s also getting a lot of competition from misinformation.

When will the first baby be born in space?

When the first baby is born off-Earth, it will be a milestone as momentous as humanity's first steps out of Africa.

Greening the Red Planet

Mars has sunlight and reservoirs of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. One planet lived and the other died. Perhaps we can make it live again?