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VIDEO: The brown dwarf hunter

VIDEO: The brown dwarf hunter

One astronomer thinks failed stars will help us understand the origins of celestial objects

By | Posted June 15, 2018

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By | Posted April 23, 2018

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Space has weather, too

Space has weather, too

Here’s how it affects you (and how we study it)

By | Posted February 26, 2018

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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