Dark energy — which causes the expansion of the universe — may be changing

One of the big mysteries of the universe is how it’s expanding. The phenomenon causing that…

The fate of the most powerful X-ray telescope is in doubt

NASA’s budget proposal would basically axe the most powerful X-ray telescope in the world, and astronomers…

Astronomers try to save NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope from cuts : NPR

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the mission released…

Outer space changes the human body. NASA astronauts tell us how : Short Wave : NPR

Gemini IV spacewalk, June 3, 1965. NASA astronaut Ed White became the first American to walk…

Shortwave podcast explores Pluto's planetary demotion

In this except from “Space Camp,” a special series from NPR science podcast Short Wave, host…

Dark energy is everywhere in space and expanding our universe : Short Wave : NPR

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope is set to launch in 2027. This innovative telescope is…

Astronomers spot a mysterious black hole nestled in a cluster of stars

A report from Nature shows that astronomers may have found a medium-sized black hole, a kind…

SpaceX rocket accident leaves the company’s Starlink satellites in the wrong orbit : NPR

This image from video provided by SpaceX shows the upper stage engine of a SpaceX Falcon…

2 galaxies, the Penguin and the Egg, get a family portrait thanks to Webb Telescope : NPR

Two interacting galaxies, dubbed the Penguin and the Egg, are seen in more clarity and detail…

Hubble Space Telescope finds elusive black hole in star cluster : NPR

The star cluster Omega Centauri contains millions of stars. The movement of some stars suggests that…