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Cassini was a heart-breaker

Cassini was a heart-breaker

Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot

By | Posted October 23, 2017

Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Enthusiasm to send people to Mars may dampen knowing the health risks of exposure to space radiation — something we still don’t know how to fix

By | Posted October 16, 2017

Breaking limits in science and life

Breaking limits in science and life

A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach

By | Posted January 18, 2017

I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space

By | Posted January 11, 2017

Not just a dream

Not just a dream

Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer

By | Posted December 14, 2016

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

We know it’s out there, but experts don’t know what makes up the invisible dark matter that accounts for most of our universe.

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World’s largest space telescope completed

World’s largest space telescope completed

Webb will unveil cosmic wonders we’ve never seen before

By | Posted November 16, 2016

Don’t blame it on tonight’s super-supermoon

Don’t blame it on tonight’s super-supermoon

The real risk is for pseudoscience, not mood swings or tsunamis

By | Posted November 14, 2016

Planetary turntables

Planetary turntables

An exoplanet holds its massive rings together with a backwards-spinning mechanism

By | Posted November 7, 2016

Unfazed by radiation

Unfazed by radiation

NASA takes it seriously but Elon Musk is undaunted

By | Posted October 21, 2016

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