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eARTh: A Portrait of Our Planet Painted With Photons

When I first saw this beautiful remote sensing image, I couldn't help but feel that I was looking at a painting by an abstract expressionist. Starting in the 1940s, abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still "valued...Show More Summary

Taking a Dim View

Astronomers learned to see beyond the Milky Way's glare into a hidden realm of faint galaxies.

The Techno-Signature Challenge

Taking SETI more seriously means thinking expansively, but how do we evaluate the options? -- Read more on

When Stars Were Born: Earliest Starlight’s Effects Are Detected

Using a telescope in Australia, astronomers say they have glimpsed farther back in time than the Hubble Telescope to see what was happening when the first stars were forming.

Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Dr. Krauss, a leading figure in the “skeptics” movement, was placed on paid leave and barred from campus after a report was published by BuzzFeed.

Cellphones on the Moon? Not So Fast

Nokia and Vodaphone say they plan to put a high-speed cellular network on the moon. If recent history is a guide, don’t expect this to go exactly to plan.

Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles

Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected.

Cosmic bow shocks

Imagine an object moving at super-sonic speed. This object, as it moves through a medium, causes the material in the medium to pile up, compress, and heat up. The result is a type of shock wave, known as a bow shock.

Taking near-Earth space research to the next level with Arctic phased array radars

With the unprecedented promise that the EU-supported EISCAT3D radar infrastructure holds for investigation into near-earth space phenomena, system accuracy and efficiency is paramount. The recently closed EISCAT3D_PfP project successfully demonstrated the viability of the initiative, launching it into the implementation phase.

Cosmologists find way to verify if the universe is hotter at one end than the other

Scientists have long observed an apparent gradient in the cosmic microwave background but have been unable to determine how much is real and how much is perceived. USC Dornsife researchers appear to have found a way to an answer.

Image: The case of the Martian boulder piles

This image was originally meant to track the movement of sand dunes near the North Pole of Mars, but what's on the ground in between the dunes is just as interesting!

ALMA reveals inner web of stellar nursery

This spectacular and unusual image shows part of the famous Orion Nebula, a star formation region lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. It combines a mosaic of millimetre-wavelength images from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter...Show More Summary

Hubble finds huge system of dusty material enveloping the young star HR 4796A

Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to uncover a vast, complex dust structure, about 150 billion miles across, enveloping the young star HR 4796A. A bright, narrow, inner ring of dust is already known to encircle the star and may have been corralled by the gravitational pull of an unseen giant planet. Show More Summary

SpaceX racks up 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX is marking the 50th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket, its satellite-delivery workhorse.

Milky Way vs Andromeda (because now we're in with a chance)

Buckle up and pack your popcorn: we're in for some intergalactic fireworks, only not quite like we were expecting.

Comet Chury's late birth

Comets which consist of two parts, like Chury, can form after a catastrophic collision of larger bodies. Such collisions may have taken place in a later phase of our solar system, which suggests that Chury can be much younger than previously assumed. This is shown through computer simulations by an international research group with the participation of the University of Bern.

Ex-NASA astronaut says it wouldn't be so bad to transfer space station to private management

When word got out that the Trump administration wanted to end government funding of the International Space Station by 2025, resistance to the idea was swift and forceful.

SpaceX poised for 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX is poised for the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early Tuesday, marking a swift ascent to a milestone many aerospace giants take far longer to attain.

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