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Image of the Day: Gemini Observatory captures shocked crop of baby stars

Here's a dazzling display of newborn stars emerging from fertile flows of ionized gas.

Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos on what he'd do to revitalize NASA

With NASA floundering a bit due to funding and direction, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has offered up his take on how the U.S. space agency can recapture the magic.

Blue Origin endures successful launch and intentional crew capsule crash

Watch as Blue Origin performs a perfect  "test crash" landing of its New Shepard crew capsule.

Scientists say planet orbiting dying star could've potentially sustained life

Astronomers have found a fascinating new planet orbiting a dying star — but rewind a few million years, and it could’ve sustained life at one time.

Humans can now successfully 3D print tools in space

The International Space Station (ISS) had a high-tech 3D printer installed earlier this year, and the rig just printed out its first specific tool for use in space. That’s right: Instead of having to send these speciality tools up via rocket, astronauts can now print them out on demand.

The current concept for a space elevator could have one critical flaw

We’re obviously still a long way away from actually being anywhere close to capable of building a space elevator, but the concept holds a ton of promise — though getting it to not collapse and kill us all could be a bit tougher than we thought.

SpaceX's Elon Musk breaks down more of his plan to put humans on Mars by 2025

Elon Musk has never made any qualms about his goals for private space firm SpaceX: He wants to get to Mars, and he’ll pretty much do it with or without NASA’s help. Now he’s opened up a bit more about the plan to make it happen.

Astronomers have recorded the eerie sounds of a 13-billion-year-old star

If you’ve ever wondered what a 13-billion-year-old star sounds like, we finally have an answer. Spoiler warning: It’s a bit strange.

Scientists are developing Martian bricks so we can build houses when we get there

One of the biggest challenges humanity faces as we prepare to expand out into the solar system is where and how we’ll actually live on these planets not quite as accommodating as Planet Earth. Well, instead of hauling a habitat to Mars, some scientists are taking a different approach to space colonization.

Trekkie astronomy student brings four new planets to light

 What Star Trek-obsessed Michelle Kunimoto just discovered is almost science fiction

Elon Musk on the type of government he'd like to see humans use on Mars

Once humans eventually make it to the Red Planet permanently, the residents are going to need some rules and regulations to keep things running smoothly. So, what form should that government take?

Blue Origin teaming up with NASA to test out new technology in space

Blue Origin is slowly giving SpaceX a run for its money, and now Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company has teamed up with NASA to transport new technologies to the edge of space. The missions will use Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, which the company has proven is more than capable of launching and landing.

NASA's asteroid-sampling mission preparing for September launch

The folks at NASA are looking to get into the asteroid-sampling game later this year, and the space agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is closer than ever to launch. The craft arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida a couple of weeks ago, after being sent over from Lockheed Martin.

Controversy and questions persist around 'alien megastructure' star

The mystery of “Tabby’s Star,” aka KIC 8462852, made headlines around the globe after some astronomers posited it could be dimming due to the construction of an alien megastructure. For a hot second it seemed to be explained away by a ring of giant comets — but now it seems the alien megastructure option is back on the table.

These floppy disk-sized spacecraft could lead humanity's charge to explore the galaxy

Scientists are working to develop tech that can travel at up to 20 percent the speed of light, but the ships making the journey won’t be anything you’d want to take for a ride.