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How old is the universe? Our answer keeps getting better.
After thousands of years, we’re getting more consistent age estimates.
These 6 exoplanets somehow orbit their star in perfect rhythm
Planetary systems are not supposed to form like this.
Rare ‘blue jet’ lightning spotted and photographed from space
Thunderstorms happen above the clouds, too.
Peer inside the solar system’s largest canyon
Valles Marineris is bigger than the Grand Canyon many times over.
The best space stories of 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, we still sent astronauts back into space, broke off pieces of two asteroids, stared hard at the sun, and so much more.
The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now?
Reeling from a damaging astronomical loss, researchers contemplate how to adapt to a new reality.
This ‘kilonova’ shines so bright, it defies the odds
A strange cosmic object may be at its center.
These rock-eating microbes could help us settle the Moon and Mars
They could extract elements needed for farming and engineering.
A strange dusty disk could hide a planet betwixt three stars
The unique system could teach us about how planets are born.