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August 29, 2016



Is E.T. Hiding?

What if the aliens are hiding from us? Hiding a whole planet is easier than you think.

August 10, 2016


an image of a solar flare

Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

July 21, 2016


A telescope set up outside

A New Ninth Planet

Pluto is too small to be considered a planet anymore, but our solar system appears to have a new ninth planet.

September 21, 2014


Three people look into the night sky with binoculars and a telescope during a meteor shower.

Helping NASA From Home

NASA wants YOU to help them make new discoveries! Crowdsourcing alleviates big data problems for astronomers.

May 21, 2014


Hale-Bopp comet with two tails

Tales About Tails

Have you ever wondered why comets look the way they do when they get close to the sun?

February 4, 2014


Arieal photo of Arizona's Meteor Crater

Mapping (Potentially) Killer Asteroids

There are a million space rocks nearby. Astronomers have only mapped about 9,700 of them.

February 3, 2014


Time-lapse photo of a natural arch at night with a few meteors streaking in the starry sky behind

Saving the World from Asteroids

When it comes to saving the Earth from threatening astroids, Bruce Willis can only do so much.

January 31, 2014


Computer generated image of a Mars rover

Deep Space Rodeo!

In order to reach Mars, our astronauts may have to stop by a lassoed astroid first.

January 6, 2014


Artist's rendition of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft nearing the red planet

Life Might Have Liked Parts Of Ancient Mars

While there's still no evidence that life evolved on Mars, we now know that it at least could have.

October 15, 2013


Measuring The Ages Of Globular Star Clusters

Astronomers have found a new and more accurate way to measure the ages of huge groups of stars called globular clusters.

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