Space

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses scientists and Indian officials at the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network complex in Bangalore after its Mars Orbiter Mission, nicknamed "MOM", successfully ent

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars

India's big messy democracy celebrated a celestial triumph today. It's on-the-cheap mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit on its first try, making it the first Asian nation to accomplish such a feat. And it did so for the bargain price of $75 million dollars, less than the budget for the film, "Gravity."

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars
An artist's impression of ESA's Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet image was taken on August 2, 2014, by the spacecraft's navigation camera at a distance of about 500 km. The spacecraft and comet are not to scale.

Scientists prepare for a historic landing on a 'seething and sputtering and spitting' comet

Scientists prepare for a historic landing on a 'seething and sputtering and spitting' comet
Artist's drawing of a black hole named Cygnus X-1

A high-powered telescope peers into the dark heart of a black hole

A high-powered telescope peers into the dark heart of a black hole

What 'Dune' Art Says About Life on Earth

What 'Dune' Art Says About Life on Earth