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It’s a cosmic miracle that life on Earth’s lasted this long
Exactly how lucky did we get?
What did the universe look like just after the big bang?
The original 'gram, as described by astronomer Chuck Bennett.
Half the matter in the universe was missing. We found it hiding between galaxies.
It took the discovery of a new celestial phenomenon and entirely new telescope technology.
Astronomers may have spotted strands in the ‘cosmic web’ linking galaxies
The universe’s biggest parts are also some of the hardest to see.
We might finally know how the first black holes formed
How to make a black hole without a star.
Bill Nye talks killer clowns, mermaids, pigeon poo, and deadly bicycles
Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Why is the night sky dark?
Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning.
The big bang got its name from a man who thought the theory was total nonsense
The phrase originated 69 years ago today.
Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time
Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.
In his first PopSci appearance, a young Stephen Hawking explains an incredible discovery
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.