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Exploding Stars Are Rare—but if One Was Close Enough, It Could Threaten Life on Earth

Stars like the sun are remarkably constant. They vary in brightness by only 0.1 percent over years and decades, thanks to the fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers them. This process will keep the sun shining steadily for about 5 billion more years, but when stars exhaust their nuclear fuel,

NASA Captures Photo Of Mysterious ‘Surfboard’ Object Orbiting The Moon

As part of our never-ending search for alien life (and, well, knowledge about space), NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been orbiting the moon since it was launched on June 18, 2009. According to NASA, “LRO’s primary goal was to make a 3D map of the moon’s surface from lunar polar

3 Body Problem: Is the Universe Really a ‘Dark Forest’ Full of Hostile Aliens in Hiding?

We have no good reason to believe that aliens have ever contacted Earth. Sure, there are conspiracy theories, and some rather strange reports about harm to cattle, but nothing credible. Physicist Enrico Fermi found this odd. His formulation of the puzzle, proposed in the 1950s and now known as the

Now We Can See the Magnetic Maelstrom Around Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

Black holes are known for ferocious gravitational fields. Anything wandering too close, even light, will be swallowed up. But other forces may be at play too. In 2021, astronomers used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) to make a polarized image of the enormous black hole at the center of the

China Building A Giant Electromagnetic Railgun To Launch Astronauts Into Space

Now that India has become just the fourth nation to ever complete a safe landing on the moon, China is looking to up the ante in the space race. China, one of the other three countries to have completed a safe lunar landing along with the United States and the former Soviet Union (Russia, however,

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