September 26, 2012 The notion that the Big Bang is like an exploding bomb is completely wrong. But what, then, lies beyond the edge of space? Can we ever know whether the Universe is infinite?
August 15, 2012 NASA's Curiosity rover will soon begin to search for signs of life, past or present, on the red planet. But can we make sense of life in strange places? And if we don't find it, what will it mean to us?
July 31, 2012 Should we be sending emissaries (and colonists) to the stars. Yes! Just remember that those who leave won't really be coming back.
July 25, 2012 Contributor Adam Frank has an op-ed in The New York Times that argues we're not going to be traveling the cosmos any time soon, if ever.
July 10, 2012 Have we heard from ET? Even if we did, that doesn't tell us anything about UFOs. Still, it can't hurt to try and talk to them, right? Commentator Adam Frank share his message for beings from beyond our Earth.
June 6, 2012 Can we explain the origin of all things from nothing? First we need to understand what nothing means and how the human mind creates.
May 31, 2012 The first commercial flight to the International Space Station is wrapping up today.
May 30, 2012 Should we send humans or robots into outer space? With private interests taking over the space race, it's hard to see us out of the game.
May 25, 2012 The historic first mission to dock a commercial spacecraft at the International Space Station is happening today, and is being webcast around the world.
May 23, 2012 Can we distinguish between ultra-advanced aliens and gods? Crazy as it may sound, commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this line of reasoning is sound and blurs the boundary between the natural and the supernatural.
May 10, 2012 With the darkest days of the Martian winter now over, NASA took its Opportunity Mars Rover for a drive this week. The rover had been stationary while its solar panels lacked enough sunlight to power its batteries.
April 23, 2012 Time lapse sequences photographed by the crew of the International Space Station take viewers around the world and past a stunning selection of auroras, lightning and other natural displays.
March 7, 2012 The sun ejected two huge solar flares Tuesday, and NASA says that we here on Earth will likely be affected somewhat by the magnetic fields and ionized gas that are now shooting toward the planet. But the phenomena might also bring aurora light shows to residents of the northern United States