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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...

Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing...

Barbara Demmig-Adams, University of Colorado Boulder The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. What’s the big idea? Current industrialized food systems were optimized...

The UAE’s Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places...

Wendy Whitman Cobb, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies On July 14, a new Mars-bound spacecraft will launch from Japan. While...

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...

US seeks to change the rules for mining the Moon

Scott Shackelford, Indiana University Private industries have helped drop the cost of launching rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has...

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