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Space, Physics, and Math
A tale of two identical earthquakes
New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun's atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.
Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot
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
A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique
What makes these boulders ring?
A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach
The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space
A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers
Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.
Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer
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.
Despite the name, the flavoring often has little in common with actual pumpkins.
Interplanetary travel requires tackling the same problems Matt Damon did — only better
The Universe is probably devoid of life, but experts say we may never be sure