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What’s inside the world’s biggest airborne observatory?

6 hours 43 min ago
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SOFIA!
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John Glenn, the last remaining Mercury astronaut, dies at age 95

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
From war hero to astronaut to senator to presidential candidate, the man lived a full life.
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An amateur astronomer just made a stellar discovery about pulsars

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
A companion star’s magnetic field may be switching a “black widow” pulsar on and off
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An old meteor yields a new surprise: a never-before-seen material

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
The quasiperiod crystal manages to grow in non-repeating patterns.
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Could these Earth fossils give clues to life in outer space?

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
Life in unusual places may give hints to what life on Mars, Enceladus, or Europa could look like.
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Google honors Ole Rømer in Google Doodle

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00

Today’s Google homepage pays homage to the first man who measured the speed of light.

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Oh great, so Alpha Centauri isn't Alpha Centauri anymore

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
The IAU recently made the name Rigil Kentaurus official, but kept the name Proxima Centauri for its dim companion.
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Is time on our side?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
Time travel — long a staple of science fiction — may not be too far from reality.
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Captured moons of the giant planets

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
Most satellites of the outer solar system didn’t form with their host planets. So where did they come from?
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Electric-blue ice clouds seeded by meteor dust have been spied over Antarctica by a NASA spacecraft

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
Not to worry, this is normal. But climate change may be playing a role.
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A new instrument could give a clear view of distant exoplanets

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
Direct imaging may be a whole lot easier.
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Are we nearing finding the first moon outside our solar system?

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
A promising candidate could yield an amazing find.
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A ‘Star Trek’-like anti-matter engine could power humanity to the nearest star

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00

This potential travel method could be the key to interstellar travel

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Could there really be life under Pluto’s ice?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00
It’s a long shot, but it may still push the boundaries of the habitable zone
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When meteors confront a Full Moon

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 04:00
Despite the brightness of our lone natural satellite, observers still may see some of this year's brightest Geminid meteors.
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Super-Galaxies Don’t Become Cannibals Until Later in Life

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 04:00
In their early years, the largest galaxies in the universe feed on recycled material from dead stars.
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This asteroid is so small, it could fit in your living room

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 04:00
At 2 meters in diameter, it's a small, bright piece of natural space debris.
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Large ice sheet discovered on Mars

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 04:00
Utopia Planitia is hiding a sheet of ice the size of New Mexico
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An Earth-like extrasolar planet could harbor extraterrestrial life

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 04:00
This planet could be an important discovery in the search for life on other planets
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Opaline silica could give evidence to past life on Mars

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 04:00
If theories are correct, this could be a huge discovery
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