Miriam Kramer

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.  The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows...

The Hubble celebrates its 28th birthday by making us all feel small, as usual

A part of space 4,000 light-years away is filled with baby stars, and the Hubble Space Telescope can see them. Two new photos taken by the intrepid telescope and...

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to see it.

A meteor shower is a special thing.  Watching as little bits of cosmic dust hurtle through the skies above tends to remind me of just how small we are in the...

For better or worse, NASA finally has a new leader

After months of waiting, NASA finally has a leader again.  Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine — President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the space agency...

SpaceX launches planet-hunting TESS to space before landing rocket back on Earth

Have fun in space, TESS!  Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite —  launched to space at 6:51...

SpaceX lands another a rocket booster back on Earth after flying to space. Here’s the GIF to prove it.

SpaceX just pulled off yet another beautiful rocket landing.  The Elon Musk-founded company brought back the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket to a drone ship in the...