Science & Astronomy

Utah's Stunning Night Sky (Gallery)
astrophotography, utah, sky, Mike Taylor, Taylor Photography
November 1st, 2014
Utah's sparse light pollution and desert landscape are a perfect setup for night-sky photography.
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5 Spooky Space Views for Halloween
Sun photo
October 31st, 2014
Outer space can be a spooky place. Halloween on Earth usually brings out the ghouls and werewolves in neighborhoods around the United States, but what are some of the most unsettling sights in space?
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Earth's Water Existed 135 Million Years Earlier than Thought
An illustration of the early solar system shows proto-Earth, proto-Mars, Vesta within the asteroid belt, and proto-Jupiter. The dashed white line represents the "snow line" boundary for water ice in the solar system.
October 30th, 2014
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
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An Unmanned Rocket Exploded — So What?
Exploding Antares rocket
October 31st, 2014
We have moved from a space race between nations to becoming a race that relies on space for many of its everyday activities. Perhaps this is why the explosion on take-off of the unmanned Antares launch vehicle has received such wide publicity.
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Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
The Earth-Sized Exoplanet Kepler-186f
October 31st, 2014
After a century-long hiatus, astrostatistics is bringing astronomy and statistics back together to answer some of the most challenging problems in science.
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How Planets Get Multiple Suns Like 'Star Wars'' Tatooine
planets forming in a double star system
October 29th, 2014
A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," new research shows.
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Stephen Hawking and 'Theory of Everything' Actor Tout NASA in New Videos
October 28th, 2014
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and the actor that plays him in a new movie set for release next week are both promoting real-life space science in a series of new videos.
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Andy Weir and Steve Jurveston Mind-Meld on Mars Colonies
SpaceX Dragon Mars
October 31st, 2014
Mars colonization moves forward, pushed by visionaries and pragmatists alike.
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'Ghost Light' of Long-Dead Stars Haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope
Pandora's Cluster Ghost Light by Hubble Telescope
October 30th, 2014
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
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