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NASA simulated an incoming asteroid impact, and the biggest roadblock to action was penny pinching

NASA gathered about 100 experts to practice a hypothetical discovery of an asteroid with a 72% chan…

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A Harvard professor is risking his reputation to search for aliens. Tech tycoons are bankrolling his quest.

Avi Loeb thinks the public has a right to know the truth about UFOs. He hopes his controversial ide…

Marianne Guenot   


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Standing under a doorway during an earthquake is a common mistake. Here's what to do instead.

During an earthquake, you shouldn't run outside or stand in a doorway. Those myths won't keep you s…

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Sealing panel used aboard the Jupiter-bound Europa Clipper spacecraft to sport a message encoded in Hindi!

One side of this plate displays etchings of 103 waveforms, representing the word “water” in differe…

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A signal linked to aliens by a Harvard professor may have been caused by a passing truck

Harvard's Avi Loeb led an expedition searching for potential extraterrestrial technology on the sea…

Marianne Guenot   


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Here's the science refresher you need before diving into Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

Netflix's "3 Body Problem" makes a lot of physics references. Two experts help explain some scienti…

Jenny McGrath   


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Yes, the moon is shrinking but that's not the disturbing news scientists discovered that could threaten future NASA missions

A shrinking lunar crust causes moonquakes and could lead to dangerous landslides that may harm futu…

Jenny McGrath   


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Back to the Moon: Space lawyer & planetary scientist tells us what it takes to share the benefits of lunar exploration

NASA is planning to put US astronauts back on the surface of the Moon by the end of 2024. This miss…

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From Elon Musk's giant Starship rocket to India's spectacular moon landing, 2023 was an epic year in space

It was a busy year for the space industry, filled with successful launches, ambitious missions, and…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured a side view of a galaxy that 'photobombed' a planetary nebula

The telescope, which is 100 times more powerful than Hubble, caught a side view of a far-flung gala…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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The Earth's 'blood pressure' is too high, and we are inching closer to a heart attack: new report warns

A new report card has shown that we have breached six of nine planetary boundaries, putting enormou…

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A rogue star could save Earth from extinction in a billion years by knocking it out past Pluto

In around a billion years, the sun will become hot enough to boil all the oceans on Earth. A rogue …

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA's first planetary defense test worked, successfully redirecting an asteroid by crashing the DART spacecraft into it

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has proved that NASA could potentially push a hazardous…

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The mystery of how the moon formed is still puzzling scientists. The secret could lie deep within our planet.

Scientists have several theories for how the moon first formed. The leading hypothesis involves a m…

Marianne Guenot   


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A volcano could erupt in Iceland within hours, but maybe don't cancel your international flights yet

The volcano is unlikely to cause flight disruptions or affect most tourist sites in the country, sa…

Marianne Guenot   


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Chunks of an alien world could be hidden deep within our planet, say scientists

A supercomputer simulation has provided new evidence that continent-sized chunks of Theia, which he…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA launches DART probe on a head-on collision course with an asteroid

NASA is testing a method it might one day use to save Earth from a city-killing asteroid. Ramming a…

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Watch NASA launch a probe to smash into an asteroid. It's practice for pushing city-killing space rocks away from Earth.

NASA may one day need to save Earth from an incoming asteroid. The plan: launching a spacecraft to …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Aylin Woodward   


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4 experts explain why Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars is 'romanticized', not 'realistic', 'cosmic vandalism'

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he plans to have a million people on Mars by 2050. Scientists say tha…

Maiya Focht