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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SOFIA!
From war hero to astronaut to senator to presidential candidate, the man lived a full life.
A companion star’s magnetic field may be switching a “black widow” pulsar on and off
The quasiperiod crystal manages to grow in non-repeating patterns.
Life in unusual places may give hints to what life on Mars, Enceladus, or Europa could look like.
Today’s Google homepage pays homage to the first man who measured the speed of light.
The IAU recently made the name Rigil Kentaurus official, but kept the name Proxima Centauri for its dim companion.
Time travel — long a staple of science fiction — may not be too far from reality.
Most satellites of the outer solar system didn’t form with their host planets. So where did they come from?
Not to worry, this is normal. But climate change may be playing a role.
Direct imaging may be a whole lot easier.
A promising candidate could yield an amazing find.
This potential travel method could be the key to interstellar travel
It’s a long shot, but it may still push the boundaries of the habitable zone
Despite the brightness of our lone natural satellite, observers still may see some of this year's brightest Geminid meteors.
In their early years, the largest galaxies in the universe feed on recycled material from dead stars.
At 2 meters in diameter, it's a small, bright piece of natural space debris.
Utopia Planitia is hiding a sheet of ice the size of New Mexico
This planet could be an important discovery in the search for life on other planets
If theories are correct, this could be a huge discovery