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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....

Curious Kids: Why do people look into space with telescopes but...

Silas Laycock, University of Massachusetts Lowell Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Apollo 12: Fifty years ago, a passionate scientist’s keen eye led...

Timothy Swindle, University of Arizona When Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, it was a giant leap for mankind and a huge success for American...

What moons in other solar systems reveal about planets like Neptune...

Bradley Hansen, University of California, Los Angeles What is the difference between a planet-satellite system as we have with the Earth and Moon, versus a...

Women are less supportive of space exploration – getting a woman...

Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies In March 2019, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the goal of...

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...

The tell-tale clue to how meteorites were made, at the birth...

William Herbst, Wesleyan University and James Greenwood, Wesleyan University April 26, 1803 was an unusual day in the small town of L’Aigle in Normandy, France...

Asteroid dust brought back to Earth may explain where our water...

Maitrayee Bose, Arizona State University Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, and scientists argue that the planet’s interior also contains a lot...

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What makes Kim Jong Un tick?

Stephen Benedict Dyson, University of Connecticut Kim Jong Un is a “smart cookie,” President Donald Trump said recently of North Korea’s leader. “He’s...