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Black holes are getting their close-up

Photographing dead stars could be possible with a mind-blowing new algorithm. 

New company aims to create the satellite infrastructure for private space race

Humanity still has a lot of legwork to do before we can start kicking around the solar system, and one problem we’re looking to solve is actually getting the infrastructure up there to support all those eventual spacecraft. Well, Audacy is looking to solve that problem.

The price tag for SpaceX's Red Dragon mission to Mars is surprisingly cost-effective

Though it’ll be at least another decade or so until NASA sends a ship to Mars, private space firm SpaceX is gearing up to send one of its Red Dragon ships to the red planet in just two years. So, what’s the price tag to (hopefully) land an unmanned ship on Mars?

Astronomers believe a Jersey-sized asteroid created the Man in the Moon

Scientists have a new theory on exactly what helped form the famous face-like lunar crater.

NASA's Kepler space telescope has found 2 more planets that could support alien life

The list of potential habitable worlds is growing a bit longer, so now we have a few more targets for when we finally master the finer points of warp technology.

NASA institute to study health effects of space travel, how to protect astronauts

From visual impairment to muscle atrophy, we’re starting to get a good understanding of the problems prolonged space travel can cause to the human body. But, we still don’t really know much about how to address them.

These photos may hold the answers to the universe's beginnings

We could learn about our cosmic origins from oxygen found in a galaxy that formed billions of years before the Big Bang.

Explore (and print your own) Apollo 11 command module with this new 3D scan

It was 47 years ago today that NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and now you can take a deep dive into the cramped Columbia spacecraft — or print your own.

NASA created this shoebox-sized workout device to keep future space explorers fit

Though we’d all like to be kicking around in a spaceship like 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Discovery One, where you can literally go for a run, modern-day craft don’t have quite as much workout space. So the minds at NASA are looking to improvise.

Meteorite opal could mean water crashed to Earth

Astronomers have found a real gem of a meteorite that once sent water shooting through space.

How supernovae from nearby stars could cause mass extinction on Earth

As if we little humans didn’t have enough to worry about with potential asteroid strikes and nuclear war, it seems there’s one more thing to add to the list: supernovae from nearby star systems.

Prolonged space travel is causing vision-impairment problems for astronauts

From deadly radiation to muscle atrophy, space travel already includes some major challenges when it comes to actually keeping humans alive and healthy. Well, it looks like we could have one more problem to solve before we load up and start exploring the stars.

It might be a whole lot harder than we thought to find usable water on Mars

Initially, scientists believed our best shot at finding water on Mars would likely come at the planet’s ice caps. Then they thought there could be some surface water much easier to tap into. But now ... it looks like we might have to aim back at the ice caps. 

Scientists just discovered an ultra-rare planet in a triple-star system

It seems the universe will never cease to amaze, and now scientists have found a star system unlike anything they thought possible.