Space, Physics, and Math

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January 8, 2019

Superconducting magnets began as a “laboratory curiosity.” Half-a-century later, they are indispensable for modern science

January 7, 2019

Gravitational wave physics could usher in a new era of cosmology — even sooner than expected

December 3, 2018

A competition to develop robot avatars for earthbound tasks could someday lead to virtual space travel

November 29, 2018

Searching for extraterrestrial life is like trying to meet someone in Manhattan with no prearranged place or time

November 1, 2018

Alan Lightman’s new book highlights humanity’s struggle to find lasting answers in a world defined by change

August 13, 2018

Some scientists question if the guiding lights of theoretical physics have gone out, and all wonder where the field will go next

June 15, 2018

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

April 23, 2018

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

March 7, 2018

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

February 26, 2018

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

January 24, 2018

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

October 30, 2017

New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun's atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.

October 23, 2017

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

October 16, 2017

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


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