These fields are generated thousands of kilometres below the planet’s surface in its liquid core and extend far into space – shielding the atmosphere from harmful solar radiation.
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As entrepreneurs spend billions on space, there is a backlash building that holds their projects as icons of extravagance, even as they may help save the Earth. This is the "Elysium effect."
Physicists suggest harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick? Carefully set everything up so the particles don't get lost forever.
Only eight countries have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines surrounding the Artemis Program for crewed exploration of the moon.
A recent survey sheds some light on what the mighty Aztecs thought about the rare and wonderful solar eclipses.
Physicists have found a new paradox in quantum mechanics that throws doubt on some common-sense ideas about physical reality.
In many ways, Venus shows us an Earth that could have been; the twin that grew up in a different environment.
While some hazards of spaceflight and the space environment — like G-forces, radiation, vibration and microgravity — are well documented, many risks remain unknown.
When room and supplies are limited — like during space travel — you need to optimize for a different set of goals to meet the needs of the people you are trying to feed.
Neowise is the first bright comet to be visible with the naked eye from the northern hemisphere since the mid-1990s.
The concept for the Hope mission arose from a quest to fundamentally redirect a nation's trajectory.
In the year that is 2020, #WhyPersevere? Janet Ivey, President, of Explore Mars and creator of Janet's Planet, shares her reasons why Perseverance is exactly what we need now more than ever.