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The fifth force: Is there another fundamental force of nature?

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 04:00
Scientists in Hungary claim to have found a new particle that reveals a fifth force of nature.
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Get ready to explore the "Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sun, 03/08/2020 - 05:00
The third edition of the legendary science TV show takes viewers to distant worlds, and to disparate possible futures.
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Ancient Earth may have been a "water world" with no dry land

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 05:00

If confirmed, the new research could help scientists pin down the origins of life.

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The Sky This Week from March 6 to 13

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 05:00
Venus slides past Uranus in the evening sky and a Full Moon swings through our satellite's closest point to Earth.
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Before we settle Mars, scientists must perfect growing space salad

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 04:00
A new study offers fresh hope in the decades-long quest to grow healthy and nutritious produce in orbit. By next year, NASA astronauts could be eating space-grown lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers.
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New projects broaden the search for alien signals from space

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 05:00
A longer list of Earth-like planets, eavesdropping on radio waves and looking for laser light shows: All raise the chances of detecting E.T.
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Perseverance: The rover previously known as Mars 2020 gets a new name

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 05:00
The rover's new name was chosen from 28,000 entries submitted by school children across the U.S.
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Hunting aurorae: Astronomers find an exoplanet using a new approach

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 05:00

If confirmed, the discovery points to how radio telescopes could help astronomers discover and study exoplanets by searching for their aurorae.

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Astronomers target the celestial hourglass of a dying star

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 05:00
At the end of this star’s life, a planetary nebula was formed, creating a wonderful piece of cosmic art.
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Launch Pad: Your week in spaceflight March 4 – March 11

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 05:00
Get updates for this week’s spaceflight news.
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Is the universe infinite?

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 05:00
Does the cosmos go on forever, or is outer space finite? Explore this age-old question.
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What's the difference between dark matter and dark energy?

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 05:00
Our universe is dominated by mysterious and invisible forms of matter and energy that have yet to be fully (or even adequately) understood.
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The history of the Ritchey-Chrétien telescope

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:00
George Ritchey had great vision and skill. Henri Chrétien was a brilliant astronomer and optical engineer. Together, they created one of today’s best telescope designs.
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NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:00
SpaceX and others plan to launch thousands of new satellites into low-Earth orbit, creating streaks that cut through astronomers’ images. Now educators at NASA are asking citizen scientists to help document the problem.
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Watch: Starship prototype explodes during testing

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:00
The pressure test didn’t go exactly as planned when the SpaceX ship ended with a cloud of smoke and the craft in pieces.
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Astronomers spot biggest explosion in the universe

Mon, 03/02/2020 - 05:00
Data from multiple telescopes paint a picture of the most energetic black hole outburst ever observed.
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