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Relocating the human race to a more hospitable planet would mean that multiple generations would be born in-transit

Illustration: Janet Mac

Astronauts describe the sight of Earth from orbit — the overview effect — as life-altering. Can we recreate this experience on the ground?

Credit: Universal History Archive/Getty Images

End Times

A six-mile-wide asteroid ended the dinosaurs, and the same could happen to us one day. But NASA is at work on ways to keep us safe.

An illustration of an asteroid in space.
An illustration of an asteroid in space.
An illustration of an asteroid in space. Image credit: NASA / JPL / Caltech.

A personal perspective on Apollo 11, and restoring the American Dream

Aldrin Gazes at Tranquility Base. Source: NASA

Eta Carinae exploded long ago and may have already exploded again. The Hubble Space Telescope gets the most detailed look yet.

Eta Carinae in all its glory. Image:
NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona, Tucson), and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute, New York)

Space Time

How astronomers are tapping the public to name 2007 OR10

The dwarf planet 2007 OR10. Credit: NASA

Space Time

The Opportunity Rover’s mission on Mars is coming to a close

Opportunity's photo of her own shadow extending into Endeavour crater on Mars. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL/Cornell

Space Time

Candice Hansen-Koharcheck is a firsthand witness to some of the most iconic images of outer space

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

Space Time

How NASA’s Deep Space Network said goodbye to three planet-hunting missions

Photo by AI SEIB/AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon’s space-based missile defense plans could escalate tensions with rival space powers

Illustration: Victor Moatti

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