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Mysterious gamma ray burst 12 billion light-years away poses lots of questions

There’s a reason scientists are so interested in something that went boom way before the dinosaurs. 

Nuclear spacecraft fuel could really blast off soon

Plutonium 238 production may send potential space missions rocketing into the future.

Will our moon join the planet club?

If one scientist’s proposal is convincing enough, we could be looking at the planet Luna.

Weird signals from space may be stranger than sci-fi

Could fast radio bursts be powering alien starships? These scientists seem to think so.  

Undead astro-photos are being reanimated—by you

With Astronomy Rewind, you could be in on the next big cosmic discovery.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jim Lovell talk NASA's future in first trailer for new doc Fight For Space

It’s been a while since NASA truly captured the attention and imagination of a nation, and a new documentary is digging into why that is — and where the space agency is heading next.

NASA may cut back on ISS to spend more on the moon and Mars

The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting Earth for almost two decades, and just like that old Buick in your garage, it’s getting more expensive to keep the thing running. So, NASA might cut its losses in a few years to pump more cash into other space exploration initiatives.

This space oddity is science, not fiction

CFBDSIR 2149-0403 may not be a flying saucer, scientists are baffled as to whether it is a planet or a star. 

Saturn's moon Titan could turn life upside down

The presence of prebiotic organic compounds on Titan is slowly changing scientists’ idea of where life could possibly survive.

Why stardust is magical for astronomy

Science outshines magic when cosmic dust reveals secrets of the early universe.

These star clusters could rewrite astronomy

Star clusters were thought to be made up only of orbs around the same age … until now.

TRAPPIST-1's eternal sunset hides deadly X-ray emissions

While it doesn't seem to get much light, the TRAPPIST-1 system basks in potentially planet-destroying X-ray emissions.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wants to colonize the moon

The space exploratory focus is slowly shifting back to the moon, and now Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin is making a pitch to be a key player in the process. Put simply: Blue Origin wants to help colonize the moon.