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Could a human enter a black hole to study it?

Leo Rodriguez, Grinnell College and Shanshan Rodriguez, Grinnell College Curious Kids is a series for...

What you need to know about this year’s winter solstice and...

William Teets, Vanderbilt University Editor’s note: Dr. William Teets is the director of Vanderbilt University’s Dyer Observatory. In this interview, he explains what does and...

2020 Nobel Prize in physics awarded for work on black holes...

Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious objects in nature. They warp space and time in extreme ways and...

The detection of phosphine in Venus’ clouds is a big deal...

Paul K. Byrne, North Carolina State University On Sept. 14, 2020, a new planet was added to the list of potentially habitable worlds in the...

What is the summer solstice? An astronomer explains

Stephen Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the...

First space tourists will face big risks, as private companies gear...

Sara M. Langston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University On May 30, 2020, millions of Americans watched the inaugural SpaceX Crew Dragon launch NASA astronauts to the International...

Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found...

J. Xavier Prochaska, University of California, Santa Cruz and Jean-Pierre Macquart, Curtin University In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary...

How the Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the first...

Rodger I. Thompson, University of Arizona The Hubble Space Telescope launched on the 24th of April, 30 years ago. It’s an impressive milestone especially as...

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Was the coronavirus outbreak an intelligence failure?

Erik J. Dahl, Naval Postgraduate School As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, it’s clear that having better information sooner, and acting more quickly on...