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How the writers of Cosmos bring science to life
An interview with Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga.
The sustainable voyager’s guide to the galaxy
Understanding how aliens might travel helps us know where to look for life.
There’s a chance the black hole at the center of our galaxy is actually a wormhole
The odds are slim, but a new analysis shows it’s possible.
Here’s how life could thrive on a planet orbiting a black hole—and other alternative suns
The universe is full of warm bodies. Why should life limit itself to sun-like stars?
That groundbreaking photo of a black hole has raised some mighty big questions
“Nature is providing us with a sandbox.”
We may have evidence of a neutron star smashing into a black hole
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
We finally know how bright the universe is
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
Does a black hole ever die?
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Tornadoes are a little different when they happen on the sun
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
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.