Space

More Stories in Space

  1. Planets

    The Perseverance rover split CO2 on Mars to make breathable air

    This oxygen-making experiment shows that astronauts could one day make air to breathe and to help fuel their ride back home.

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  2. Space

    Raindrops on alien worlds will obey Earth-like rules

    Their size will be similar no matter what they’re made of or on which planet they fall, a new analysis finds.

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  3. Physics

    Staying grounded in space requires artificial gravity

    On TV, people in space walk around like they’re on Earth. How can science give real astronauts artificial gravity? Spin right round, baby.

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  4. Planets

    Scientists discover likely source of the moon’s faint yellow tail

    These sodium atoms are part of the debris kicked up from the moon’s surface, mostly by micrometeorites, two new studies conclude.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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