In this image made from a NASA livestream, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft crashes into an asteroid

NASA spacecraft successfully crashes into asteroid during space defense test

Science & Technology

A NASA spacecraft has successfully made impact with an asteroid in an unprecedented practice run to thwart potential incoming threats to Earth.

This combo of images released by NASA shows a side-by-side comparison of observations of the Southern Ring Nebula in near-infrared light, at left, and mid-infrared light, at right, from the Webb Telescope

New images from NASA telescope give a never-before-seen look into the cosmos

The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.

Space law hasn’t been changed since 1967 – but the UN aims to update laws and keep space peaceful

Global Politics
Protesting farmers ride tractors and shout slogans as they march to the capital, breaking police barricades, during India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, India

India repeals controversial farm laws after a year of protests

Top of The World
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is shown in a black and white portrait photograph wearing a space helmet with the visor open.

It’s been 60 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space

In this handout photo released by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) and the Roscosmos space agency, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, center, reacts after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Oct. 22, 2020.

Cassidy from space: ‘Looking down at Earth, it’s just this blue ball of peace’

Science & Technology

After returning to his native United States during the pandemic, an International Space Station astronaut reflects on his NASA journey, international geopolitics and climate science.

An asteroid breaking into little pieces in space.

A large asteroid just ‘snuck up on us.’ Why wasn’t it detected sooner?

Kris Stanek monitors the sky for the group All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae, or ASAS-SN, at The Ohio State University. The group observed the giant space rock, known as Asteroid 2019 OK, just before it passed by Earth. 

Ann Druyan on Art and Outer Space

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt Andersen talks with science philosopher Ann Druyan about art and outer space. Druyan has written and produced TV programs about space, and conceived the film Contact in collaboration with her husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan. She is a former philosopher and former secretary of the Federation of American Scientists, and she now runs […]

Joe Davis’s Universe

Arts, Culture & Media

Lu Olkowski looks at an artist and amateur scientist who believes we’re sending the wrong messages to extraterrestrials.

Music of the Spheres

Arts, Culture & Media

Allison Dean explores how the ancient Greeks’ model of the structure of the universe still shapes our music.