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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...

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years...

Eileen Meyer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center...

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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Red state, blue state: How colors took sides in politics

David Scott Kastan, Yale University When Americans hear some pundits projecting a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterm elections, they understand that this is a...