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Scientists Just Uncovered Wild Details About How Our Modern Galaxy Formed
The European Gaia spacecraft unveils new details about a cataclysmic collision in our galaxy’s distant past.
Watch Scientists Torch a Satellite to Help Protect People From Space Debris
Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
A 'Ghost Galaxy' May Have Given the Milky Way Its Signature Swirl
The Milky Way's edge is still wobbling due to a collision with a dwarf galaxy loaded with dark matter.
A Rover Named After DNA Pioneer Rosalind Franklin is Headed for Mars in 2020
“This name reminds us that it is in the human genes to explore.”
This Startup Is Making Food Mostly Out of Air and Electricity
Solar Foods says its protein powder is “completely” disconnected from agriculture. But its currently low production yield of 1 kg per day raises red flags.
Tons of Stars Are Actually Solid 'Crystal Spheres' Hanging In Space
Turning into crystal spheres is the ultimate fate of billions of stars in our galaxy, including our own Sun.
An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station
Astronauts, they’re just like us!
The Martian North Pole Is a 'Winter Wonderland' Right Now, New Photo Shows
Korolev crater contains a permanent ice field that stretches over a mile deep.
Shocking Maps Show How Humans Have Reshaped Earth Since 1992
Generated from satellite data, the maps track losses and gains of land used for agriculture, forests, urbanization, and more.
Data From a Dead Satellite Reveals Lost Continents Under Antarctica
“These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on Earth—Antarctica.”
Corporations Are Ready to Build Moon Villages, Our Laws Are Not
Moon community concepts are being developed by federal space agencies and private spaceflight companies. What legal, economic, and social frameworks should apply to these communities?
Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars
A reservoir of liquid water may be hiding under the ice cap on the south pole of Mars.