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An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the U.S. Navy archives, according to a newly published article in Space Weather.
In 1980, physicist Alan Guth proposed a radical extension to the standard Big Bang model of the history of the universe, proposing a transformative event called cosmic inflation.
The "vanilla" Big Bang model, without any other additions or amendments, can't explain all the observations. Here's how it might have worked.
According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the first man to land on the moon.
I grew up in the 1960s, during the beginning of the space race. The first astronauts were my heroes, and it was the Apollo 11 moon landing that kicked off my dream of becoming an astronaut myself.
We've known for about 20 years that the expansion of our universe is accelerating, but how does the dark energy that causes it work?
Hopes of colonizing Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere and clement temperatures.
Entanglement is one of the most confusing aspects of quantum mechanics — a field of physics that isn't exactly known to be clear-cut, sensible, common-sense or easy-to-understand.
An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE.