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Women in Science

Women in Science

Mar 30 - Lisa Kaltenegger is one of the women featured in this special article collection who are ground-breaking leaders of their disciplines and advocates for the advancement of science.   Read more ›

Search for life among the stars

Search for life among the stars

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger speaks about the search for faraway worlds and signatures of life.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries on Mars

Perseverance Valley holds rocks carved by sand blowing uphill from the crater floor, and wind might also be the key in sorting larger particles into rows parallel to the slope.

Fate of Exomoons

Fate of Exomoons

Artist’s depiction of an exomoon around a gas giant exoplanet. A new study explores the fates of such moons when planets interact. [NASA/JPL-Caltech]

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

NASA's Juno Jupiter Probe Exceeds Expectations

Juno is soaking up as much data as it can about the planet’s gravity, magnetic fields, deep atmosphere and core. [Forbes/Science]

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

Rotation of fast radio burst reveals origins of the cosmic blast

FRB 121102, a fast radio burst discovered by Cornell astronomers.

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Fact of the Day

Fact #10: Not Your Everyday Black Hole

There is a black hole millions of times the mass of the Sun at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.