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… and they might all be habitable.
Now it’s time for some preliminary design work
Alan Stern, principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, is ready to make Pluto a planet again ... along with Ganymede and hundreds of other objects.
Your guide to realizing solar system scale.
Just how brightly can a neutron star shine?
We’ve seen indirect evidence for decades. Now it’s time for the Event Horizon Telescope to stare one in the eyes.
The craft was originally supposed to insert into a perilous path skimming near the planet in a polar orbit.
They hope to persuade NASA for a chance to land on the gas giant’s Moon
The same pressure that could propel us to the stars may explain quirks in the Sun’s behavior.
Backyard World: Planet Nine can help you find a missing piece of our solar system from the comforts of your couch.
Oh, the places the rover will go
This newly-discovered variable is one of only seven of its kind known in our galaxy.
“There were so many contributions over a millennium that it’s impossible to pick just a few.”
We first glimpsed Earth’s curvature in 1946, via a repurposed German V-2 rocket that flew 65 miles above the surface. Year-by-year, we climbed a little higher, engineering a means to comprehend the magnitude of our home. In 1968, Apollo 8 lunar module pilot William Anders captured the iconic Earthrise photo. We contemplated the beauty of our home. But on Valentine’s Day 27 years ago, Voyager 1, from 4 billion miles away, took one final picture before switching off its camera foreve
You can use that phone for something cooler than Candy Crush and Facebook
The pulses cause seismic waves to move through the atmosphere of the star.
Observations taken just hours after a supernova explosion help to illuminate the environment of the star just before its death.
Now anyone can help the search for new exoplanets.
Preliminary reports suggest the Trump administration may team up with Sierra Nevada to bring new life to an old telescope.
A near-full Moon will likely obscure Comet 45P naked eye viewing. But it’s not impossible.