Science & Astronomy

Kavli Q+A: Guth, Linde and Starobinsky on Cosmic Inflation
universe, space, big bang, cosmic inflation
September 22nd, 2014
The 2014 Astrophysics Kavli Prize Laureates tell the story behind their theory of cosmic inflation, and contemplate how it has changed our view of the universe.
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Hints of Mysterious Dark Matter Revealed by Cosmic Rays
The AMS particle detector has been capturing cosmic ray data from the International Space Station for three years.
September 20th, 2014
The AMS particle detector aboard the International Space Station has found more evidence of dark matter in cosmic ray data.
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Is Pluto a Planet? Popular (But Unofficial) Vote Says Yes
This artist's view shows Pluto center, and its large moon Charon, as well as two of its four smaller moons (at top left and right). Pluto's four tiny moons are Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx.
September 22nd, 2014
Audience members voted to restore Pluto's planethood during an event held last week organized by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
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The Lure of Mars: Why We Keep Going Back
Mars Hubble Image
September 19th, 2014
Why do NASA and other space agencies keep sending robotic probes to Mars? Because the planet is close to Earth, may be able to support life and is a chief long-term target for human exploration.
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Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Target: 5 Strange Facts
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Seen at a Distance of 17.3 Miles
September 22nd, 2014
A probe flying through deep space has been beaming back amazing photos and information about its target comet since arriving at the cosmic body in August.
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NASA Mars Orbiter Arrives at Red Planet Tonight: Watch It Live
MAVEN, NASA's newest Mars orbiter, is shown near the Red Planet in this artist's illustration. The spaceraft, which launched in November 2013, will arrive at Mars on Sept. 21, 2014.
September 21st, 2014
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, which will study the atmosphere of Mars like never before, arrives at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can watch it live online. Watch the live webcast beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET (0130 GMT).
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Cosmic Lens Reveals Galaxy Crash Like Never Before (Images, Video)
Galaxy H-ATLAS
September 19th, 2014
The Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes employed a sort of cosmic magnifying glass to look at details of a galaxy called H1429-0028, revealing that the object is actually two merging galaxies.
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