Articles by

Chris Wright

The Gaia Mission Keeps Unlocking Secrets of the Galaxy

There are probably 200 billion stars in the Milky Way, stretched across space in a disk shaped...

To Study the Next Earth, NASA May Need to Throw Some Shade

The HabEx team has proposed a 4-meter telescope paired with a coronagraph and a star shade 52...

The Guide for the Next Decade of Space Research Just Dropped

The Astro2020 Decadal Survey's top priorities include new telescopes, the search for habitable exoplanets, and far-infrared and...

Scientists Could One Day Float an Aerial Robot Above Venus

Researchers recently tested whether a balloon-borne sensor could listen for venusquakes to learn about the planet's makeup.It’s...

NASA Might Put a Huge Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

Observing the secrets of the universe’s “Dark Ages” will require capturing ultra-long radio wavelengths—and we can’t do...