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The discovery of planets outside our solar system | Exoplanets
What is an exoplanet and how many planets have been discovered outside our solar system?
The most important events of early human spaceflight | Space Race timeline
A timeline of the Space Race and early human spaceflight
The science behind the Big Bang theory
Evidence of the Big Bang theory and what happened immediately after the explosion.
How was the Moon created?
There are three theories as to how the Moon could have been created.
The discovery of black holes
Black holes are extremely compact cosmic objects so massive that not even light can escape their gravity.
The Perseverance rover mission to Mars 2020
NASA’s Perseverance rover launched on July 30, 2020 and plans to touch down on Mars on February 18, 2021. NASA raised awareness for this mission by a Send Your Name to Mars campaign where almost 11 million names were submitted and put on a microchip aboard Perseverance.
Unique Science Gift for Adult Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts
Finding a science gift for adult astronomers can be tricky, but the Space & Beyond Box is the perfect gift for adults who can’t get their heads out of the stars.
The weird and wild moons of the solar system
As the moons of the solar system were discovered, astronomers became desperate to learn more about these strange natural satellites.
5 bizarre facts about the solar system
Our solar system is a really weird place, and here are just a few of the reasons why.
Life Cycle of the Sun
The Sun has been the center of our Solar System since the beginning of its existence. But, like everything else in the universe, the Sun has a life cycle.
The 5 requirements for life beyond Earth
Alien life, if it exists, might not have the same requirements for life as Earthlings do. But if E.T. is out there, it’ll probably depend on these five things.
What are the five strangest planets in the universe?
It’s impossible to decide, but here are the top contenders for the strangest planets in the cosmos.
A beginner’s guide to observing: 15 tips for using your new telescope
Learning to observe the night sky is intimidating. But with this beginner’s guide to observing, you’ll be navigating the night sky like a pro in no time.
Why you can’t survive falling into a black hole
If you fell into a black hole, your body would be ripped apart through “spaghettification.” But exactly how depends on what type of black hole you fell into.
The different types of black holes and how they form
Some black holes are born when a dying star collapses in on itself. Others through mergers. And some may have started off in an even weirder way.