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Space is hard on the human body. Here’s what we’re learning

Space is hard on the human body and mind. Scientists are working to find ways to improve the lives and health of astronauts in space and back at home.

Avi Loeb and ‘Oumuamua. Why the controversy?

Astronomer Jason Wright, of the blog AstroWright, explains why the recent work of Avi Loeb is seen as outrageous by some.

Extreme rainfall and flooding as Earth warms

Global warming puts more water vapor in Earth's atmosphere. The water vapor will fall out of storms in extreme rainfall and flooding.

Stunning new images from Chandra X-ray Observatory

Check out these new images from Chandra X-Ray Observatory. They show exploding stars, galaxies, the Milky Way's galactic center, and more.

Space junk is increasing, and no one’s in charge of clean up

Space junk is an increasing problem. With more countries and private companies entering space, more junk is accumulating and no one is in charge of cleaning up.

Do we need a new cosmology? Maybe so

The standard model in cosmology can't explain everything. New data from Webb raises questions of whether we need a new cosmology.

4.5-billion-year-old space rock shares solar system secrets

A space rock that came to rest in the Sahara desert is more than 4.5 billion years old. It helps scientists understand the conditions of our early solar system.

Giraffes, and the scientists trying to save them

Scientists are using GPS, satellites and statistics to track and protect giraffes. Read more about the efforts in Africa to protect these iconic animals.

Dim the lights for pollinators and plants at night

Scientists have found that excess light at night is a form of pollution that disrupts the natural rhythms of wildlife and plants. Learn to dim the lights, here.

‘India is on the moon!’ Successful landing for Chandrayaan-3

Watch the 1st moon landing for India here! India's Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully landed a rover and lander on the moon on August 23, 2023.