Space

More Stories in Space

  1. Space

    Scientists Say: Light-year

    This is the distance light travels in one year — about 9.48 trillion kilometers. Light-years are used to measure vast distances, like those in space.

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  2. Earth

    Weight lifting is this planetary scientist’s pastime

    Beck Strauss uses magnetic fields to explore the makeup of Earth and other planets.

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  3. Space

    Scientists Say: Gas giant

    These gargantuan planets, such as Jupiter and Saturn, are mostly made up of hydrogen and helium gas.

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  4. Space

    See the sun in dazzling detail

    These images show the sun as it has never been seen before. They come from the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.

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  5. Space

    Our sun is neighbor to a giant wave of gas

    The Earth and sun sit relatively close to a newfound thread of star-forming gas. That gas is being called the Radcliffe Wave.

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  6. Space

    This ‘Sombrero’ stole a big galaxy

    The Sombrero Galaxy is an odd spiral galaxy that outshines all others within 35 million light-years of Earth. Its bright, iron-rich halo suggests it consumed one or more large galaxies.

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  7. Planets

    Glass beads help scientists puzzle out how baby planets grow

    Researchers have mimicked the first stages of planet formation in the lab. All they needed were glass beads and a catapult.

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  8. Space

    NASA’s Parker probe spots rogue waves and magnetic islands on the sun

    The Parker probe’s first data is giving scientists a look at what’s to come as the craft moves closer to the sun over the next few years.

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  9. Space

    Dust-shrouded monster is a snapshot from the early universe

    Scientists have spotted a massive galaxy from the early universe shrouded in dust. It turned up in a small survey by the ALMA radio telescopes in Chile.

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