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NASA has figured out how to extend the lives of the Voyagers even longer

Voyagers 1 and 2 have the distinction of being in space for 42 years and still operating. And even though they’re 18 billion km...

10 trillion asteroid-sized objects may carry life, says Harvard study

Picture this: A bacteria-carrying asteroid is ejected from the center of the galaxy into the far reaches of space only to be “captured” by...

Move over SpaceX. Amazon wants to launch thousands of internet satellites too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink...
Scientists discover a black hole disk that shouldn't exist

Scientists discover a black hole disk that shouldn’t exist

As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around...
Scientists discover moon-forming disk around distant planet

Scientists discover moon-forming disk around distant exoplanet

Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like the...
Scientists discover two supermassive black holes headed for a collision

Scientists discover two supermassive black holes headed for a collision

Astronomers have spotted a distant pair of titanic black holes headed for a collision. Each black hole's mass is more than 800 million times that...

Scientists expand cosmic ‘cheat sheet’ to search for alien life in exoplanets

To understand where exoplanets are in their own evolution, astronomers can use Earth’s biological milestones as a Rosetta stone. Using nature's color palette from early...

How fast is the universe expanding?

Exactly how fast is the universe expanding? Scientists are still not completely sure, but a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists has used the neutron star merger...

5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its...
Scientists discover the “missing” interstellar iron in the universe

Scientists discover the “missing” interstellar iron in the universe

Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, after lightweight elements such as hydrogen, carbon,...