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June 18, 2019


Oxygen Can Exist Without Life

In their search for alien life, scientists look for gases, or combinations of gases, that should only be present if they are produced by life.

June 5, 2019


Farout: The Solar System’s Most Distant Known Member

In 2018 a team of American astronomers announced the discovery of the most distant solar system body yet discovered.

March 11, 2019


The Unexplained Appearance of Oumuamua

Scientists have discovered the first ever object from interstellar space in the solar system.

March 8, 2019


Silent Bees

Citizen scientists were involved in a fascinating study of multiple bee populations.

August 17, 2018


Hidden Black Holes

Galaxies such as ours probably host several black holes. Not only that, but some of these black holes likely wander around the galaxies’ edges.

July 19, 2017


This image was created by taking a picture of a moving flashlight. It shows that light takes time to travel.

Light Takes Time

Learn how Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

May 8, 2017


Where is your favorite place to stargaze?

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Astronomers are learning more about the brightening and dimming of stars.

January 25, 2017


The Sun exploding while setting over the Pacific Ocean in California

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

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



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.

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