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Daniela Breitman

Today in science: Johannes Kepler

While trying to solve the mystery of the planets' motions, Johannes Kepler made several false starts, then ultimately discovered 3 profound truths.

Today in science: Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe is known for his partying, his prosthetic nose, and for being one of the greatest astronomers of all time.

Today in science: Michael Faraday

Meet Michael Faraday, the man behind the electric motor and theory of electromagnetism.

Today in science: Gene Roddenberry

Happy 95th birthday to writer and producer Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek.

Astronomers see a star’s water snow line

First distinct (resolved) observation of a water snow line - aka a frost line - the distance from a star where temperatures drop so low that water turns to ice.

Ultra-Deep Survey probes distant galaxies

The survey shows 250,000 galaxies in an area of sky 4 times the size of a full moon. It'll be used to help trace galaxy evolution over the last 13 billion years.

Today in science: Egypt’s first meteorite

It was the first meteorite in the Egyptian record. Years after the event, scientists concluded through various tests that it came all the way from Mars.

Corona around the moon

These colorful rings of a lunar corona appear when we see the moon through a very thin cloud of similarly-sized water droplets.