Why Your Zodiac Sign Is Probably Wrong
  • 24 January 2020
The science of astronomy is now at odds with one of the basic organizing principles...
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Did this Woman Really Discover What ‘the Universe is Made of’?
  • 27 August 2019
We look deeply at viral claims about Cecilia Payne, one of the most influential and...
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What’s the Deal With Those “Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts from Deep Space”?
  • 11 January 2019
Despite what you may have read on the internet, several explanations are more likely than...
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The Science Behind Those Viral Oumuamua “Alien Spacecraft” Stories
  • 7 November 2018
ʻOumuamua, the first interstellar object to be detected passing through our solar system, does not...
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NASA Announces Discovery of Seven Earth-Sized Exoplanets in Orbit Around a Nearby Star
  • 23 February 2017
It is unclear how Earth-like any of these new planets actually might be, but the...
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Closest “Supermoon” Since 1948 to Occur in November 2016
  • 9 November 2016
The largest full moon in several decades won’t be surpassed until November 2034.
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Scientists May Have Found Two New ‘Moonlets’ Lurking In Uranus’ Rings
  • 27 October 2016
Though we can’t yet see them directly, decades-old data may suggest the presence of two...
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Starlight May Be Integral to Life’s Existence, Scientists Find
  • 12 October 2016
New discoveries indicate that ultraviolet light emitted by stars might have created the basic molecules...
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Friday’s ‘Black Moon’ Promises to Be an Underwhelming Spectacle
  • 28 September 2016
The Internet is abuzz over an impending astronomical event called a "black moon." What is...
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Aliens Are (Probably) Not Broadcasting a Signal from Space
  • 29 August 2016
A supposed signal originating from a star about 95 light years from Earth is causing...
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Bright Object Streaks Across the Sky Over the Western United States
  • 27 July 2016
The object, which was visible from Los Angeles to at least Colorado, is thought to...
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Video Shows the Empire State Building Get Struck by Lightning
  • 25 July 2016
As a thunderstorm hit New York City, a photographer grabbed a nifty timelapse image of...
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