The outer planets’ clouds hide the weirdness within.
The cycles of life all rely on the dynamism of the Earth’s crust.
We don't know what causes Miyake events, but these great surges of energy can help us understand the past—while posing a threat to our future.
As Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery...consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
In one experiment, the Viking landers added water to Martian soil samples. That might have been a very bad idea.
Galileo's telescopic view of the Moon sparked a giant transformation in the way human beings thought about the natural world.
Rocks and minerals don’t simply reflect light. They play with it and interact with light as both a wave and a particle.
The concept of the warp drive is currently at odds with everything we know to be true about physics.
In a distant galaxy, a cosmic dance between two supermassive black holes emits periodic flashes of light.
From the present day all the way to less than 400 million years after the Big Bang, we're seeing how the Universe grew up like never before.