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Come along with us as we explore outer space, including everything from NASA to astronomy to aliens.

The largest space telescope in history is about to blow our minds

SpaceX’s latest mission was an infomercial (for charity)

Astronomers were skeptical about dark matter — until Vera Rubin came along

Streaming space tourism is the new reality TV

For hackers, space is the final frontier

6 questions to consider before launching yourself into space

Welcome to the age of billionaire joyrides to space

Richard Branson’s trip to space is about convincing others to come along 

How scientists discovered the universe is really freaking huge

Jeff Bezos has been training for this

The falling Chinese space rocket is a policy failure

Astronomers are very frustrated with Elon Musk’s satellites

Watch NASA’s new autonomous helicopter take flight on Mars

Dark matter holds our universe together. No one knows what it is.

NASA’s Perseverance rover landed safely on Mars. Now it will look for signs of ancient life.

A living rain: How one planetary scientist imagines life on Venus

NASA’s latest rover is our best chance yet to find life on Mars

It’s time to take UFOs seriously. Seriously.

SpaceX finally sent humans to space. What happens next?

The night sky is increasingly dystopian

Trump’s Space Force boldly goes where Star Trek went before

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The 15 most awe-inspiring space images of the decade 

The winter solstice is Saturday: 10 things to know about the shortest day of the year

A faint, beautiful interstellar comet is whizzing by the Earth

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How Apollo moon rocks reveal the epic history of the cosmos

Lunar samples are a time capsule. Scientists say we should go back for more.

The Nobel Prize in physics honors exoplanets and the universe’s first recordable light

Scientists weighed all the mass in the Milky Way galaxy. It’s mind-boggling.

The Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year. Here’s how to watch.

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How scientists colorize photos of space

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is tonight. Here’s how to watch.

A “city-killing” asteroid just zipped by Earth. Why didn’t we see it coming?

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen

Astronaut ice cream is a lie.
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Astronaut ice cream is a lie

What would alien life mean for Catholicism? The Vatican’s chief astronomer explains.

Humans landed on the moon 50 years ago, and it’s still freaking awesome

Scientists are grappling with our biggest limitation in spaceflight: our own bodies

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

Going back to the moon could cost $30 billion. It might be worth it.

Apollo astronauts left their poop on the moon. We gotta go back for that shit.