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Astronomers Find an Exoplanet Where Iron Rains From the Sky

Astronomers have discovered a bizarre exoplanet that rains iron at night. The daytime side of this world, dubbed WASP-76 b, isn’t any less...

NASA chief says agency is monitoring coronavirus situation for impacts to US space program

NASA is keeping watch for more potential impacts the new coronavirus may have on the U.S. space program after one of the agency's...

‘Star Trek’ shields up: US lawmakers advised to use Vulcan greeting to avoid coronavirus exposure

As the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, lawmakers suggest another measure to prevent the spread of disease: a...

What is the Fifth Force?

In recent years, a group of Hungarian researchers have made headlines with a bold claim. They say they’ve discovered a new particle —...

10 greatest Jean-Luc Picard moments from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

With the new series "Star Trek: Picard," a fan-favorite character is back. For many, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart), who led...

ESA Science & Technology – Astronomers use slime mould to map the Universe’s largest structures [heic2003]

Map of the Cosmic Web generated from slime mould algorithm.Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Burchett and O. Elek (UC Santa Cruz) The...

NASA center in California issues mandatory work-from-home order after employee tests positive for coronavirus

NASA's Ames Research Center in California has issued a mandatory policy for employees to work from home after one worker tested positive for...

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