Air currents in our atmosphere limit the resolving power of giant telescopes, but computers and artificial stars can sharpen the blur.
The Universe isn't as "clumpy" as we think it should be.
Out of sight, but not out of mind.
Without this genius optical trick, those gigantic telescopes aren’t any better than the one in your backyard
Size matters, but it's not the only thing.
One study suggested that the "Methuselah Star" is older than the Universe itself.
In just a few seconds, a gamma-ray burst blasts out the same amount of energy that the Sun will radiate throughout its entire life.
A conversation with an advanced alien species is likely to be simple and to take 1,000 years. It might also be dangerous.
If life is common in the Universe, then where is everybody? Known as the Fermi Paradox, a new project may help solve the riddle.
Laser-guided lightning systems could someday offer much greater protection than lightning rods.
On Earth, microbial growth is common in lava tubes no matter the location and climate, whether it’s ice-volcano interactions in Iceland or hot, sand-floored lava tubes in Saudi Arabia.
A quote from a 1995 book by astronomer Carl Sagan describes a world many find disturbingly similar to ours.
The difference between predictions and observations of the magnetic properties of muons suggests a mystery for the Standard Model.
Quantum mechanics has taught us that even empty space contains energy. "Negative energy" is the state of having less energy than empty space.
Since dark matter eludes detection, the mission will target sources of light that are sensitive to it.
In 2020, scientists took more than a kilo of moon rock and soil back to Earth for testing.
"A modern five-day forecast is as accurate as a one-day forecast in 1980."
As far as we know, it's only happened once to one unlucky person in Oklahoma.
Dead whales inspire a way to find extraterrestrial life on Mars.
Maybe bring an umbrella just in case.
Perhaps wormholes will no longer be relegated to the realm of science fiction.
Maybe the brain isn't "classical" after all.
It's on a 100,000-year timescale, though, so the next few centuries might not be so comfortable.