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Flickering light could help astronomers weigh supermassive black holes
All astronomers need is a flickering disk.
A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
The BepiColombo snapped a selfie during a rare double-flyby, when two spacecrafts passed near Venus within 33 hours.
NASA just sent one of the world’s smartest slimes to space
A single-cell organism is helping astronomers and school kids alike to understand space.
The Perseid meteor shower is peaking tonight—here’s how to catch it
Shower your friends with meteor facts.
Sorry, there’s probably no water under the South Pole of Mars
It might just be clay (not water) under Mars’ South Pole.
Enjoy breathing oxygen? Thank the moon.
The air we breathe may be the result of a chance collaboration between microbes and the moon.
See galactic triplets play tug-of-war in Hubble’s latest snapshot
Back in action, Hubble delivers another stunning glimpse into the cosmos.
How old is the universe? Our answer keeps getting better.
After thousands of years, we’re getting more consistent age estimates.
One of Einstein’s predictions on black holes has finally been confirmed
The findings reveal more about how light warps around black holes.
Hubble spied water vapor on our solar system’s largest moon
Ganymede is a growing point of interest for astronomers and their search for life.