Although the idea of soft robots in space exploration is still far from becoming a reality, there are obvious advantages that are driving researchers to pursue the possibility.
Experts think humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, but harmful solar radiation poses some technological challenges.
A new asteroid that orbits the Sun in just 113 days was recently discovered in twilight images.
DNA damage by radiation is a concern for space travelers. New experiments on the ISS show that CRISPR gene editing tools can function in space and can potentially be used to mitigate these effects.
The first mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids will show us the diversity of the primordial bodies that built our Solar System.
Traces of the gas phosphine point to volcanic activity on Venus, not life.
Is life bubbling under the surface of Saturn’s ocean moon?
An intriguing thought experiment catalogs which of our interstellar neighbors might be gazing back at us.
New images confirm that the star was partially concealed by a cloud of dust, solving the mystery of the ‘Great Dimming’ of Betelgeuse.
Astronomers have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star.