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Trilobites: Are Earthquakes More Likely During Full Moons? That’s a Myth, Study Finds

A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.

Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor Falls

Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.

Q&A: Eyes in the Skies

Instead of sending probes to faraway planets, why not hitch them to comets?

Out There: Magnetic Secrets of Mysterious Radio Bursts in a Faraway Galaxy

Black holes or neutron stars behaving wildly are the likely suspects of a repetitious burst of cosmic energy 3 billion light years away, astronomers say.

Secret Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

A Space Station Is Expected to Fall Out of the Sky. You’ll Probably Be Fine.

The 19,000-pound Chinese station is expected to plummet to earth in March, but experts say the odds are incredibly low that it will hurt anyone.

Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth

Signs of the country’s space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold onto their scientific traditions.

Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

Out There: U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?

Astronomers have their noses pressed against the windows of the unknown, wanting to believe in life elsewhere just like many outer space enthusiasts.

Bruce McCandless, First to Fly Untethered in Space, Dies at 80

An iconic photo of Mr. McCandless floating above Earth captured the imagination of millions. He also played a role in Neil Armstrong’s famed moonwalk.

Trilobites: Give Thanks for the Winter Solstice. You Might Not Be Here Without It.

The scientific start of winter offers a moment to reflect on how we might not be here to witness the changing seasons without Earth’s particular tilt toward the sun.

NASA Is Picking Finalists for a Space Mission. Here Are Its Options.

NASA will choose on Wednesday from a dozen proposals in its New Frontiers program, including spacecraft to study the moon, Venus, Saturn and comets.

Trilobites: The Great Red Spot Descends Deep Into Jupiter

The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

A Glimpse of Oumuamua

Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.

A Tinier Moon May Orbit the Tiny Distant Object That NASA Will Soon Visit

When the New Horizons spacecraft that passed Pluto in 2015 completes its flyby of 2014 MU69 at the solar system’s edge, it may find a moon.

Trilobites: New Pacific Island Could Resemble Ancient Martian Volcanoes

An explosive volcanic eruption in 2014 resulted in a new addition to the Tonga Islands. Its shifting landscape could help scientists studying Mars.

Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien

Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.

Trilobites: The Dream Chaser Space Plane Takes Flight and Aces Its Landing

Built by Sierra Nevada Corporation, the space plane that brings to mind NASA’s retired shuttles completed a successful test flight and landing on Saturday.

NASA’s Rocket to Deep Space May Not Be Ready Until 2020

Technological hiccups, a tornado and other factors have slowed the Space Launch System that NASA hopes will carry astronauts to the moon and Mars.

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