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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...

What’s on the far side of the Moon?

Wayne Schlingman, The Ohio State University Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its face...

Protecting human heritage on the moon: Don’t let ‘one small step’...

Michelle L.D. Hanlon, University of Mississippi Why did the hominin cross the plain? We may never know. But anthropologists are pretty sure that a smattering...

You may not even need a telescope to see Comet 46P/Wirtanen...

Shannon Schmoll, Michigan State University As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching from Earth – or...

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Not so long ago, cities were starved for trees

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New...