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A large solar storm could knock out the power grid and...

David Wallace, Mississippi State University On Sept. 1 and 2, 1859, telegraph systems around the world failed catastrophically. The...

Mountain glaciers may hold less ice than previously thought – here’s...

Mathieu Morlighem, Dartmouth College Mountain glaciers are essential water sources for nearly a quarter of the global population. But...

Tonga eruption was so intense, it caused the atmosphere to ring...

Kevin Hamilton, University of Hawaii The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached an explosive crescendo on Jan. 15, 2022. Its...

How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

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

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...

Look up – it’s a satellite!

Christopher Palma, Pennsylvania State University I saw my first artificial satellite with my naked eyes during the summer of 1994. I was watching pieces of...

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Rarity of Jupiter-like planets means…

Rarity of Jupiter-like planets means planetary systems exactly like ours may be scarce Stefano Meschiari, University of Texas at Austin Is our little corner of the...