In the late 1990s, theoretical physicists uncovered a remarkable connection between two seemingly unrelated concepts in theoretical physics.
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"Kilopower" could help humanity establish settlements on the moon, Mars and other bodies throughout the solar system.
Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the universe – lasting no longer than seconds or minutes.
One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else.
Jumping into the world of astronomy and physics as a career can seem daunting, especially for precocious high schoolers with a passion for the field.
People have been dreaming about space travel for hundreds of years, long before the arrival of the spectacular technologies behind space exploration today.
You would think that electrons would be easy enough to describe — but a quantum-mechanical property called "spin" makes that task much less straightforward.
In the 40 years since the original “Star Wars” film premiered, the franchise has been a pop culture powerhouse.
Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions.
You don't need to build a rocket, like "Mad" Mike Hughes, to prove the Earth isn't flat – here's the simple science.