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First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear...

Sara M. Langston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International...

Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found...

J. Xavier Prochaska, University of California, Santa Cruz and Jean-Pierre Macquart, Curtin University In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary...

US seeks to change the rules for mining the Moon

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University Private industries have helped drop the cost of launching rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has...

A real-life deluminator for spotting exoplanets by reflected starlight

Supriya Chakrabarti, University of Massachusetts Lowell Perhaps you remember the opening scene of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that took place on Privet Drive....

Curious Kids: Why do people look into space with telescopes but...

Silas Laycock, University of Massachusetts Lowell Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist’s keen eye led...

Timothy Swindle, University of Arizona When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, it was a giant leap for mankind and a huge success for American...

What moons in other solar systems reveal about planets like Neptune...

Bradley Hansen, University of California, Los Angeles What is the difference between a planet-satellite system as we have with the Earth and Moon, versus a...

Women are less supportive of space exploration – getting a woman...

Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies In March 2019, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the goal of...

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Conspiracy theories and fear of needles contribute to vaccine hesitancy for...

Timothy Callaghan, Texas A&M University and Matt Motta, Oklahoma State University Over 1,160 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. in 2019....