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An illustration of HawkEye 360's first satellite constellation, called Pathfinder, orbiting Earth.

SpaceX is about to rocket a fleet of satellites into space that will hunt smugglers, pirates, and other ‘dark ships’

SpaceX is about to launch 71 satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket. Three of the spacecraft will help hunt down boats that don't want to be found.
Marine Corps field radio operators dismount a free space optic system from a tactical elevated antenna mass at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, August 17, 2018.

The Pentagon is worried about getting jammed by Russia and China, so it’s testing lasers to go off the grid

The Pentagon is worried about electronic warfare in a potential fight with a foe like Russia and China, and US personnel are looking for ways to take their communications off the grid and away from prying eyes and ears.
A photo of Earth and the far side of the moon.

China says it will launch 2 robots to the far side of the moon in December on an unprecedented lunar exploration mission

China said on Wednesday that it plans to launch its Chang'e-4 mission to the far side of the moon in December. The mission's rover and lander aim to study the geology and chemistry of an ancient impact site and explore to possibility of building a sensitive deep-space radio telescope.

These eerie space ‘sounds’ recorded by NASA are creepy enough to make your skin crawl

Radio waves emitted by planets and moons sound downright spooky when converted into audio.

The length of Saturn’s day is still a mystery, but a doomed space probe may soon find out

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will fly dangerously close to the gas giant to help solve a centuries-old question.

The largest objects in the universe may be these deep-space magnetic fields

Each newly discovered magnetic field is about 100 times the diameter of the Milky Way galaxy.

Here’s how space would look if you had superhuman vision

Thanks to a radio telescope array deep in the Australian outback, astronomers can now explore an awesome new view of space in radio waves.