Space

More Stories in Space

  1. Space

    Here’s why people picked certain stars as constellations

    Patterns of human eye movement help explain why particular sets of stars form iconic shapes, a high school student showed.

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  2. Space

    Ingenuity helicopter makes history by flying on Mars

    The copter's 40-second-long flight in the Red Planet’s thin air is only the first in a planned series of daring flights.

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  3. Planets

    Signs of a hidden Planet Nine in our solar system may be an illusion

    Hints of the remote planet, also called Planet X, relied on clumped up orbits of bodies beyond Neptune. A new study suggests that clumping doesn’t exist.

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  4. Space

    Let’s learn about the moon

    The moon is Earth’s nearest neighbor, and its gravity helps stabilize the planet’s climate and creates the tides.

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  5. Space

    Scientists Say: Planet

    Planets have to orbit a star, be big enough to form a sphere and keep other objects out of their path around their star.

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  6. Space

    Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos

    This is what scientists had suspected. But until one showed up outside our galaxy, they couldn’t be sure. Now they are.

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  7. Space

    Space travel may harm health by damaging cells’ powerhouses

    Biochemical changes after going to space suggest that harm to cells’ energy-producing structures, called mitochondria, could explain astronauts’ health issues.

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  8. Physics

    Let’s learn about gravity

    Gravity is an attraction between objects with mass. The more massive the object, the more gravity it’s got.

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  9. Space

    Our feverish universe is getting hotter every day

    For the first time, astronomers have taken the temperature of the cosmos at different times in its history. Galaxy clusters are cranking up the heat.

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