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From Fascination to Apathy: Our Feelings about the Moon

Astronomers may have to think about the moon the way some people think about lovers from long ago—that it was good while it lasted.

How Juno’s Jaw-Dropping Photos of Jupiter Get Made

The spectacular pictures that NASA’s Juno mission is sending back from Jupiter make the gas giant look like a whole new world. Though not a conscious effort on the agency’s part, the artistic photos are redefining the king of the planets’ image.

How Astronauts Can Be in Two Places at Once Thanks to Telepresence

Telepresence may be the best approach for safely exploring new planets.

Here’s What You Need to Know about AEGIS, Curiosity Rover’s “Brain Upgrade”

Curiosity’s software, AEGIS, has a 93% accuracy rate for sample selection

Can We Learn More about Space Weather from Nuclear Weapons?

Scientists are gaining more knowledge about solar storms and space weather—including from our own Cold War-era testing—but there’s a long way to go.

In a Space Race, the Idea Is to Do It First

NASA has little to gain from a race back to the Moon, and would probably be beaten there by China. On the other hand, they’ve mastered Mars and need only the support to make it happen. Why are some obsessed with replaying a 50-year-old achievement?

What We Can Learn from the Eerily Relevant Sci-Fi Show, The 100

Nowhere are the parallels between sci-fi and the real world clearer than in The 100, a CW show about 100 juvenile delinquents sent from the space colony where they were born to an irradiated Earth.