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Stellar Deaths
Stellar Deaths

‘Star That Would Not Die’ Explodes for a Record 600 Days

Most type II supernovae start to fade within 130 days, but this star couldn't stop exploding.
Becky Ferreira
11.8.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.
Giulio Prisco
10.31.17
space sim
space sim

‘Star Citizen' Continues to Look Incredible and Impossible

Cloud Imperium Games is promising procedurally generated cities that span planets.
Matthew Gault
10.30.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Engineers Want Gamers to Explore the Moon with a Remote-Controlled Nanobot

Why go outside when you can visit the Moon from your bedroom?
Jacob Dubé
10.25.17
space porn
space porn

Start Rolling Your Blunts and Fly Through a Nebula in the Latest Batch of Hubble Space Videos

Watch alien planets evaporate and black holes lurk in this motherlode of videos.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.17
what on earth
what on earth

This Strange Sensor Russia Sent to the ISS Is Baffling US Military Experts

"I think the appropriate reaction is 'mild curiosity' rather than 'worry.'"
David Axe
10.18.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

When Going to Space Becomes Your Normal Commute

For most of spaceflight history, astronauts have been government employees. That will soon change.
Becky Ferreira
10.10.17
Sputnik Turns 60
Sputnik Turns 60

How Dreams of Spacefaring Zombies Led to the Launch of Sputnik

What, you think there’s enough room on Earth for everyone who has ever lived? No way, we need a spaceship stat.
Becky Ferreira
10.4.17
ripples in spacetime
ripples in spacetime

Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy

Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
Becky Ferreira
Kate Lunau
10.3.17
Life on Other Worlds
Life on Other Worlds

Compound Associated With Life Found in Two Very Different Locations in Space

Why that's actually not good news for astrobiologists looking for extraterrestrial life.
Becky Ferreira
10.2.17
landmarks
landmarks

A Giant Concrete Orb in Northern Iceland Moves With the Arctic Circle

It’s on the remote island of Grímsey in Iceland.
Kate Lunau
10.2.17
Mars 2024
Mars 2024

Elon Musk Is Still Insisting Mars Will Be Settled in 2024 and Then Terraformed

The basis of Musk’s project rests upon ethical problems that haven’t been figured out yet.
Caroline Haskins
9.29.17