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Deborah Byrd

Happy birthday, Albert Einstein

Born on March 14 in 1879, Einstein changed our notions of matter, space and time - launched modern physics - and became a household name.

New solar sail may travel to Alpha Centauri

The distances between stars are vast, which is why star travel is so far. But now, a new solar sail may be able to travel to Alpha Centauri in 20 years.

The Beehive Cluster: A swarm of 1,000 stars

The Beehive Cluster is an open cluster that lies near the center of the constellation Cancer the Crab. It goes by many names, including Praesepe and M44.

Daylight saving time: 10 tips to make it easier

Daylight saving time: Good idea or not? Here's how to cope with the time change in spring.

Breakup of an asteroid: 8th anniversary

Breakup of an asteroid: Scientists watched as, over a period of months, the asteroid known as P/2013 R3 broke into smaller pieces 8 years ago.

Is a rocket going to strike the moon today?

Yes, a rocket will strike the moon on March 4, 2022. It's not a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It may be a Chinese rocket that launched in 2014.

Use Big Dipper to locate Hunting Dogs

Find out how to use the Big Dipper to find the constellation Canes Venatici, also known as the Hunting Dogs, which contains the stars Chara and Asterion.

Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are merging

The Milky Way and Andromeda merger has already begun. The two spiral galaxies will form one giant elliptical galaxy in 5 billion years.

March 2 is Pioneer 10’s 50th anniversary

March 2, 2022, is Pioneer 10's 50th anniversary. The spacecraft launched on March 2, 1972 and went on to become a true pioneer in space exploration.

Wildfire risk will rise, UN report says

A new UN report says wildfire risk will rise. The report projects a 14% increase by 2030, 30% by 2050 and 50% by the end of the century.