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This Is the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project unveiled the first-ever photo of a black hole on Wednesday, more than 100 years since Albert Einstein theorized their existence.
Jordan Pearson
4.10.19
Space

A Japanese Probe Bombed an Asteroid For the First Time in History

Hayabusa2 was launched with a five-gram bullet and an explosive, both meant for the Ryugu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth.
Jordan Pearson
4.5.19
nasa

ISS Astronauts Reflect on 15 Years of Continuous Human Presence in Space

The milestone is an achievement for both discovery and diplomacy.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.15
News

NASA Can't Legally Claim a Rover Prototype That Was Sold to an Alabama Scrapyard

"Unless he decides to give it to us, there’s nothing we can do."
Jason Koebler
10.30.15
News

SpaceX Says There's 'Not a Lot of Effort' Going into Satellite Internet Plan

SpaceX's president says it might be impossible for the company to compete with Comcast and Time Warner.
Jason Koebler
10.27.15
News

Microbes from Human Skin Have Colonized the ISS

That’s one small step for a microbe, one giant leap for microbe-kind.
Becky Ferreira
10.27.15
Science

Astronomers Find the Most Massive Overlapping Star System Ever

Some like it hot. As in “40,000 degrees Celsius” hot.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.15
Space

Why Is a Russian Military Satellite Creeping on Foreign Comm Satellites?

Ever since it was launched last year, the Luch satellite has been getting uncomfortably close to commercial communications satellites.
Becky Ferreira
10.20.15
News

Why Astronauts Are Stuck on a Two-Day Trip to the Space Station

The fast track to outer space is temporarily out of service.
Becky Ferreira
9.2.15
nasa

What You Need to Know About Kepler-452b, the Most Earthlike Planet Yet

The new planet enjoys “substantial opportunity for life to arise, should all the necessary ingredients and conditions for life exist on this planet.”
Becky Ferreira
7.23.15
Science

Move Over, Mars: Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Surprisingly Earth-Like

Titan may be an outer solar system world, but it has inner solar system cred.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.15
News

This 'Crater' Might Actually Be an Ancient Martian Supervolcano

New images from the ESA give us a few more clues about what caused the massive impression.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.21.15
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