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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Stumbled On A Glistening Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Moon Io

Loki Patera is like no place on Earth.

ByKiona Smith
Space
A Dead Star in a Nearby Galaxy Just Did Something Wild

A massive star in M82 lived fast, died young, and left an extremely magnetic corpse.

ByKiona Smith
Science
Look! 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks Reveal The Oldest Evidence of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Our planet was a different place when these rocks formed.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space
Voyager 1 Just Sent Its First Coherent Message Back to NASA In Months

A clever programming fix has cured the spacecraft's electronic aphasia.

ByKiona Smith
Space
Look Up! April’s Full Pink Moon Is Finally Here

Blue Moons aren't really blue, and the Pink Moon isn't really pink, but at least the full Moon is really full.

ByKiona Smith
Space
Physicists Just Mapped A Stellar, Galactic Burp of Astronomical Proportions

“That’s a lot of gas!”

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
space
The Solar System’s Most Volcanic Moon Has Been This Way For Billions Of Years

A recent study confirms that Io has always been a landscape of fiery lava and violent volcanic eruptions.

ByKiona Smith
Space
Can NASA's Mars Sample Return Program Be Saved? Some Experts Think So

The quest continues to bring pristine Mars rocks to Earth.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space
Look! A Black Hole 33 Times More Massive Than Our Sun Was Hiding In Plain Sight

Astronomers just discovered the largest stellar black hole in our galaxy. It was forged by a dead star.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
News
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is About to Get a Much-Deserved Reappraisal

On its 10th anniversary, Nolan’s angsty sci-fi epic returns to theaters.

ByLyvie Scott
Space
Is Dark Matter Real? Inside the Theories That Leave This Mysterious Phenomenon Out

Is there more to the universe than meets the eye, or are the rules different than we thought? (Spoiler alert: it's probably the first one.)

ByKiona Smith
Science
These Physicists Can’t Explain Why a Small Neutron Star Came Bursting Back to Life

Magnetars are young neutron stars with magnetic fields billions of times stronger than our most powerful Earth-based magnets.

ByMarcus Lower, Gregory Desvignes, Patrick Weltevrede and The Conversation
Space
Astronomers Just Used A Bizarre New Method To Capture Evidence of Elusive Stellar Winds

The researchers used creative methods to observe the sea of charged particles from three extremely bright stars.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Science
60 Years Ago, a Famous Physicist Made a Prediction that Changed Our Understanding Of the Universe

It would take 48 years to prove he was right.

ByHarald Fox and The Conversation
Space
The Solar Eclipse Gave Astronomers An Unprecedented Window Into What Drives Space Weather

The Sun is very active at the moment.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space
5 Years After the First Black Hole Image, Physicists Unveil A New Experiment To Map Space-Time

The first video of a churning black hole would be revolutionary.

ByDoris Elín Urrutia
Space

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Stumbled On A Glistening Lava Lake On Jupiter’s Moon Io

ByKiona Smith

Loki Patera is like no place on Earth.

Space

A Dead Star in a Nearby Galaxy Just Did Something Wild

ByKiona Smith

A massive star in M82 lived fast, died young, and left an extremely magnetic corpse.

Science

Look! 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks Reveal The Oldest Evidence of Earth’s Magnetic Field

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

Our planet was a different place when these rocks formed.

Space

Voyager 1 Just Sent Its First Coherent Message Back to NASA In Months

ByKiona Smith

A clever programming fix has cured the spacecraft's electronic aphasia.

Space

Look Up! April’s Full Pink Moon Is Finally Here

ByKiona Smith

Blue Moons aren't really blue, and the Pink Moon isn't really pink, but at least the full Moon is really full.

Space

Physicists Just Mapped A Stellar, Galactic Burp of Astronomical Proportions

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

“That’s a lot of gas!”

Retrospective

How the Game Boy Shaped Nintendo’s Future

ByMo Mozuch

The story behind its success still feels familiar three decades later.

Science

Rogue Waves: New Tech Captured This Elusive, Freakish Phenomenon In Ocean Waves

ByAlessandro Toffoli and The Conversation

Stories of unimaginable mountains of water as tall as ten-storey buildings have populated maritime folklore and literature for centuries.

Reel Science

David Cronenberg’s Freakiest Sci-Fi Movie Is Hiding Some Bizarre, Real Science

ByJohn Wenz

Overshadowed at the time by The Matrix, eXistenZ floundered at the box office but went on to become a cult classic.

Pet Science

Can Dogs Benefit from Psychedelics? Here’s What the Latest Science Says

ByElana Spivack

There might be a catnip for dogs after all.

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