Visit the Super-Earths We've Found, in These Gorgeous Artworks

Over the past few years, astronomers have catalogued several new exoplanets called "Super-Earths," rocky (and maybe watery) worlds sort of like our own — except a lot bigger. Here are what they might look like, according to science artists working with space agencies. » 4/24/14 3:18pm Today 3:18pm

What Happens When You Cook French Fries in Space

Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? We're taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found. » 4/24/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

The Dark Side Of The Moon Is A Spacecraft Graveyard

Last week, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission as planned, by smashing into the far side of the moon. But even though LADEE is deceased, it's not alone. Other spacecraft — including parts of some we might not know about — share the same resting place. » 4/24/14 6:03am Today 6:03am

Iapetus is one of the weirdest moons in the solar system, and one of its weirdest features is its prominent, equatorial mountain range. Now, Popular Science reports on a new theory as to the origins of this peculiar ridge: The mountains, researchers posit in a study recently published in arXiv, fell from spaaaaaaaace. » 4/17/14 5:55pm 4/17/14 5:55pm

Astronomers Have Found the First Earth-Sized, Habitable Zone Planet

Scientists today announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a faraway planet that's perhaps the most Earth-like yet discovered. It's the same size as our home world, and at the right distance from its parent star to have liquid water. So, have we at last discovered Earth 2? » 4/17/14 12:05pm 4/17/14 12:05pm