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5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Earth is basically a gigantic cosmic dustbin.
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.
Physics Nobel spotlights scientists who discovered exoplanets and the recipe for the universe
The joint-award announcement featured coffee metaphors and a call for collaboration.
Why is the night sky dark?
Looking at the stars takes you back through time. All the way to the beginning.
We finally know how bright the universe is
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
Gravitational waves could solve a cosmological crisis within five years—or shake physics to its core
We’re closing in on one of the most important numbers in the universe.
Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper explores the mysteries of the multiverse—but it’s not a big deal
Hawking’s posthumous paper is more like a ruminative twist on multiverse theory, but that's just fine.
The big bang got its name from a man who thought the theory was total nonsense
The phrase originated 69 years ago today.
It turns out our galaxy isn’t as special as we thought
It's just plane confusing.
Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe
1.2 million galaxies