Our favorites from the week
Scientists begin the search for DNA on Mars
How taking the right steps helped mitigate a 40-year dispute in Hawai‘i
Outreach extraordinaire Jason Kendall brings astronomy to New York City public
SETI has come a long way over the years, but is the search really important?
How the “Goldilocks” planet disappeared—or did it?
Instead of adding to space pollution, a UK satellite will fall back to Earth
Engineers design a novel material to withstand frigid space temperatures
Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is a curator of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.