Space

More Stories in Space

  1. Space

    Cosmic filaments may have the biggest spin in outer space

    These rotating threads of dark matter and galaxies stretch millions of light-years. Scientists want to know how their spin begins.

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  2. Space

    Moon-sized white dwarf is the smallest ever found

    This dead star is also spinning very fast and has an amazingly powerful magnetic field.

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  3. Space

    Spin in this Milky Way bar may show cosmic dark matter does exist

    A method akin to studying a tree’s rings reveals the timeline of a slowdown in those stars at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.

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  4. Space

    Huge arc of galaxies is surprising and puzzling cosmologists

    The arc appears to violate a cosmic rule that on such large scales, matter will be evenly distributed.

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  5. Space

    Light from space has record-breaking energy

    Hundreds of newly detected gamma rays hint at environments in the cosmos that accelerate particles to energy extremes.

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  6. Space

    The Milky Way’s ‘yellowballs’ are clusters of baby stars

    The mysterious cosmic objects — first spotted by citizen scientists — turn out to be infant stars of various masses.

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  7. Space

    Stars made of antimatter could lurk in our galaxy

    Fourteen sources of gamma rays in our galaxy look like they could be antistars — celestial bodies made of antimatter.

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  8. Planets

    The pebbled path to planets

    Small pebbles zipping through a sea of gas may give rise to mighty planets.

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  9. 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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