The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it.
You’ll frequently hear people say “the science is settled.” Scientifically speaking, can it ever be?
From Earth and beyond, these time lapses show our one-of-a-kind motion through the Universe.
It was the most promising idea for where new physics might lie. Now that the LHC data is in, is it dead?
A galaxy very different from our own may hold the key to seeing what our far future looks like.
Phrases that only came out of one man’s mouth because of his kids.
“If I see a spider in my house, I put it in a cup, and then I take it outside.
Alan Alda recently challenged scientists to explain this simple question to 11-year-olds in less than 300 words. Could you do it?
It’s one of the most beautiful (and terrifying) sights in the world. But what causes it?
You know that the square root of -1 is “i”, an imaginary number. But did you know any of these?
How a “New Star” appearing in 1572 paved the way for us to truly begin understanding our Universe.
A uniquely-darkened spiral galaxy is one of the most unusual sights in the night sky. But what gives it its one-of-a-kind appearance?
As the population of cities continues to grow, real estate runs out fast.
Ever wonder why they stand on one leg? Surprisingly, physics holds the answer!
Does space stretch or does new space get created, and what does that mean for the conservation of energy?
If stars, planets, and biological processes are so common in the Universe, then where is everyone?
If we knew all we do about math and physics, but had never seen the heavens, what would we conclude?
How many times would you have to fold a piece of paper in half for it to reach the Moon?
The handle of the Big Dipper leads you to Arcturus, the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.
The Universe has always been ready for us. Are we finally ready for it?
It’s one of nature’s most amazing sights, but how does it work?
The greatest cosmic battle — between gravity and expansion — has been going on for billions of years. Who will win?
How the most powerful telescope ever built will owe its successes and discoveries to scientists who’ll never get the glory.
Why the biggest, most expensive NASA telescope ever is also the most important thing we’ve ever attempted.
They’re the densest objects in the Universe, but even they won’t live forever. Here’s why not.
It’s the first Virgo Cluster galaxy to rise over the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere, and you can find it tonight!
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