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Astronomers now routinely discover planets orbiting stars outside of the solar system — they're called exoplanets.
A wormhole is like a tunnel between two distant points in our universe that cuts the travel time from one point to the other.
In 1961, the US astrophysicist Frank Drake, who passed away on Sept. 2 at the age of 92, came up with an equation to estimate the number of intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way right now.
The new images reveal JWST will be a fantastic tool for astronomers aiming to improve their knowledge of exoplanets.
Our increasing reliance on space infrastructure makes modern economies increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of accidents and unlawful or irresponsible acts in space.
A new way of teaching science can give students a chance to learn how science really makes its way forward and offer them a chance to mix it up themselves.
It's been 50 years since humans last visited the moon, and even robotic missions have been few and far between. But the Earth's only natural satellite is about to get crowded.
With the Artemis program, Earth as a global community has the opportunity to participate and push back the frontiers of human knowledge and innovation.
Data sonification has powerful applications in research, education and outreach, and also enables blind and visually impaired communities to understand plots, images and other data.
Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous energy, and at almost the speed of light.
Satellites owned by private companies have played an unexpectedly important role in the war in Ukraine.
Other providers will have to dramatically increase their satellite output or adopt similar technology as Starlink Maritime to compete in the cruise line industry over the next few years.
Lagrange found that the difference between an object's kinetic energy and potential energy unlocked something deeply profound about the universe.
Astronomers hope to use pulsars scattered around the galaxy as a giant gravitational wave detector. But why do we need them, and how do they work?