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What’s causing Ceres’ white spots?

A series of mysterious white features lurk at the bottom of one of its most massive craters. Here’s what they could be, and how we’ll find out!


The missing piece

Why physicists are compelled to find a quantum theory of gravity.

The use of mathematics in science in general and physics in particular is often described…


Mostly Mute Monday: Terrific Tails, For A Time

The unique sight of a comet only scratches the surface of an amazing story.

“Without any doubt, the regularity which

Weekend Diversion: Raw Ingredients, Cubed

How food, art, and design come together to display a beauty rarely seen.

“That’s what you get for being food.” -Margaret…

Ask Ethan #88: Where is the Cosmic Microwave Background?

It’s the oldest, most distant light we’ve ever seen. But where, exactly, is it?

“We are told to let our

Dark Matter: Giver of Life

Sometimes, it’s the most unexpected ingredients that give rise to the greatest results in the end.

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who

The Science of the Local Group

The story of our neck of the woods, on the most cosmic of all scales.

“We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood

Mostly Mute Monday: The Milky Way’s Most Recent Supernova

NASA’s great observatories combine to give us a unique view of a sight no human ever saw the first time around.


Weekend Diversion: The Friends Star

What do you get when the Death Star meets LEGO friends?

“The regional governors now have direct control over their…

Ask Ethan #87: The Shape Of The Universe

With three spatial dimensions, the possibilities are tremendous. But only one answer fits what we see.

“Never erase your past
Starts With A Bang!
Starts With A Bang!

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