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How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

Supriya Chakrabarti, University of Massachusetts Lowell CC BY-ND It seems like every week, another rocket...

Bringing Mars rocks back to Earth: On Feb. 18, Perseverance Rover...

Jim Bell, Arizona State University Editor’s note: On Feb. 18, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission arrived at the red planet...

A real-life deluminator for spotting exoplanets by reflected starlight

Supriya Chakrabarti, University of Massachusetts Lowell Perhaps you remember the opening scene of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that took place on Privet Drive....

Why ‘woke’ NBA is struggling to balance its values with Chinese...

Mary-Hunter McDonnell, University of Pennsylvania It’s not easy being a for-profit organization these days. Take the National Basketball Association. It found itself in a tricky situation...

Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space...

Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College In the midst of the space race, Hereward Lester Cooke, the former co-director of the NASA Art Program, observed, “Space...

5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

Jean Creighton, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the...

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Alexander Weir, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry “Whatever dressing one gives to mushrooms…they are not really good but to...