Space

  1. Space

    Scientists Say: Spaghettification

    Black holes cram a lot of mass into a small area. When another object gets close, the black hole’s gravity can stretch it into a noodle-like strand.

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  2. Space

    A first: Commercial rocket takes humans into space

    Two NASA astronauts aboard the privately built Crew Dragon capsule are the first to be sent into orbit from U.S. soil since 2011.

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  3. Planets

    Planets with hydrogen skies could harbor life

    Microbes can live in a hydrogen atmosphere. This points to new space worlds that host alien life.

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  4. Planets

    Let’s learn about Jupiter

    This gas giant is home to a massive storm that has lasted hundreds of years. It’s also surrounded by dozens of moons.

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  5. Space

    Scientists Say: Quasar

    This word describes the bright-shining core of a galaxy in which a supermassive black hole sucks in matter and releases a huge amount of energy.

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  6. Math

    Lack of diversity in his field has troubled this mathematician

    As a kid, Edray Goins didn’t like math. But he fell in love with the subject in college and is now training the next generation of minority mathematicians.

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  7. Space

    Let’s learn about black holes

    Scientists released the first-ever picture of a black hole a year ago. But just what are these mysterious objects?

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  8. Space

    Before working on spacecraft, this engineer overcame self-doubt

    Tiera Fletcher once dreamed of working on spacecraft. Gaining confidence helped her become an engineer who designs vehicles for moon or Mars travel.

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  9. Space

    Rover finds ‘layer cake’ below ground on moon’s farside

    China’s rover finds the moon’s farside is more rugged and cratered than the nearside. Now scientists want to know why.

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  10. Space

    Let’s learn about satellites

    Satellites, from the moon to those that provide GPS, encircle the Earth. Learn more about them with this collection of stories.

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  11. Space

    Black hole mega-burp was truly explosive

    Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a black hole blasted out 100 billion times as much energy as our sun ever will. One word for that: Wow!

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  12. 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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