Space

  1. Space

    Let’s learn about gravitational waves

    Gravitational waves offer scientists a new way to view extreme objects such as black holes and neutron stars.

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  2. Plants

    No sun? No prob! A new process might soon grow plants in the dark

    Teamwork makes green-work! Collaborating scientists came up with an electrifying farming trick that could make sunlight optional.

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  3. Space

    My 10 years on Mars: NASA’s Curiosity rover describes its adventure

    Did life evolve on Mars? NASA’s Curiosity rover spent the last 10 years trying to answer that question. Here’s the story from the rover’s point of view.

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  4. Space

    Amateur astronomers reveal clues to a mysterious double aurora

    Stunning images from citizen scientists show an unusual pattern in ‘Northern Lights.’ They offer clues that may help astronomers better understand a curious red glow.

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  5. Space

    Awesome! Here are the James Webb Space Telescope’s first pictures

    The first image shows ancient galaxies. Some reveal light that has been traveling 13 billion years to reach us.

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  6. Earth

    Earth’s rock collection hints at how to search for life elsewhere

    A new way to sort minerals focuses on how they formed. It provides new clues about Earth’s crystal past and how to find life on other planets.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Six months in space causes 10 years’ worth of bone loss

    Even a year after recovery back on Earth, astronauts who’d been in space six months or more still had bone loss equal to a decade of aging.

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  8. Planets

    Scientists Say: Habitable Zone

    The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures could be right for worlds to host liquid water.

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  9. Space

    Let’s learn about surviving a trip to Mars

    Getting to and surviving on the Red Planet will take lots of innovation.

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  10. Science & Society

    Some scientists want serious research into UFOs. Here’s why

    Science grapples with unknown phenomena all the time. Investigating “unidentified flying objects” shouldn't be different, researchers say.

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  11. Space

    A massive rogue roaming our galaxy may be a black hole

    Alternatively, this unseen wanderer might be a hefty neutron star. Whatever it is, its gravity caused starlight to be warped — and that gave it away.

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  12. Planets

    Noises sound totally different on Mars than on Earth. Here’s why

    The Perseverance rover recorded the sound of laser pulses on Mars. Scientists used those recordings to determine the Martian speeds of sound.

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