SA-Space

SA-Space

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The potato, whether fried, roasted or mashed, is one of the most popular foods in the world—not only is it delicious and versatile, it...

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On a dark stretch of the chilly Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko the lander Philae has begun a lonely and silent vigil. After it landed awkwardly and...

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“New Planet Found” is about as exciting a headline nowadays as “Dog Bites Man,” which is to say, not very. Thanks largely to the...

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In physics circles a sense of déjà vu is setting in—breathless headlines have recently championed a possible discovery of gravitational waves, or ripples in...

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A little wiggle on a graph, representing just a handful of particles, has set the world of physics abuzz. Scientists at Switzerland’s Large Hadron...

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They're big, they're bright, they're beautiful—and they shouldn't even exist, at least to our current astronomical knowledge: gargantuan spiral galaxies that make our giant...

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The heart of our galaxy is oddly bright. Since 2009 astronomers have suggested that too much gamma-ray light is shining from the Milky Way’s...

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Our galactic home, the Milky Way, is big. Most galaxies are far smaller. And it’s not easy being one of those little galaxies—a big...

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Last week the internet was abuzz with rumors of a strange star that some suggested might host an extraterrestrial construction. Astronomers say that scenario...

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Last week news broke that astronomer Geoff Marcy had sexually harassed students, according to a Title IX investigation by his institution, the University of...