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What are constellations?
Stars tell stories, guide explorers, and help scientists talk about the galaxy.
How a bank clerk became a record-breaking polar explorer
In between, she almost died in the Arctic.
I squeezed through a 7-inch passage to find ancient humans
Excavating a long-hidden cemetery in a cave.
The weirdest things we learned this week: underwater horse videos, the call of the void, and an ill-fated, icy balloon trip
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
I’ve dived in hundreds of underwater caves hunting for new forms of life
My primary focus is searching for undiscovered species—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.
The ocean harbors unimaginable secrets, but we need to explore them responsibly
Familiarity breeds exploitation.
Eulogy for Cassini: A fond farewell to a faithful explorer.
It was our window to another world.
China’s first robot cargo spaceship just went into orbit
Tianzhou 1 is expected to be China's most prolific spacecraft.
The Proxima Trail: Could you survive the journey out to an exoplanet?
You have died of dysentary
How to build a DIY replica of Galileo’s telescope
Stargaze like the pioneering astronomer