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Stars that gobble up planets could narrow the search for other Earths
About a quarter of sun-like stars have likely snacked on a rocky planet.
With a new set of cracks, the ISS is really showing its age
As the ISS inches closer to retirement, are these new cracks the beginning of the end?
How cold is space, and how hot is the sun?
We live in a universe of extremes.
This space-based weapon remains in the dark—for now
The US was reportedly going to reveal the existence of a weapon in orbit. Here's why that's a bad idea.
‘Hycean’ exoplanets could be home to the alien life we’ve been searching for
Astronomers could detect the first hints of microbial life outside our solar system in just a few years.
This speedy space rock is the fastest asteroid in our solar system
The newly discovered asteroid could collide with Mercury or Venus in the future.
Jeff Bezos is suing NASA. Here’s why.
The Amazon CEO is taking on the US space agency as his prime target. Here's the context on the dispute—and NASA's moonshot plans.
After a few hiccups, NASA’s Perseverance begins its main missions on Mars
The NASA rover is gearing up for a long Martian trek in search of answers.
A tiny town on the Tibetan Plateau could be the new global hub for space telescopes
Known as 'the roof of the world,' the Plateau boasts clear skies and predictable weather—ideal conditions for the next powerhouse in space research.
Saturn has a slushy core and rings that wiggle
Astronomers used the rings as a seismograph to peer inside the planet’s core.