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This stellar fight caused a beautiful cosmic rainbow

A few hundred years ago, two stars were involved in a winner-take-all confrontation. One star grew so big that it engulfed the other, resulting in a dramatic rainbow cloud of gas. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers observed…

What does the sun really sound like?

We like to think of our sun as a constant friend. Sure, it blazes to the tune of around 27 million degrees Fahrenheit but somehow, it always seems so cool, calm and collected. That’s probably because — to borrow a…

9 things you didn't know about astronaut Christina Koch

NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch returned to Earth after setting a record for the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman. During her 328 days in space, she completed six spacewalks, including conducting the first all-female spacewalk with fellow…

NASA to broadcast Sunday’s Solar Orbiter launch

Solar Orbiter – aka SolO – will take the first direct images of the sun’s poles. Following Sunday’s launch, the spacecraft will take a loopy path through the inner solar system, borrowing thrust from the powerful gravitational fields of Earth and Venus.

In the US East? Look up for Sunday’s resupply mission launch

A Cygnus resupply spacecraft headed for the International Space Station is scheduled to launch on Sunday, February 9, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. How and when to watch live in the sky, or on NASA TV.

Congratulations, Christina Koch!

Astronaut Christina Koch has returned to Earth after a record-breaking stay of 328 days aboard the International Space Station. She now holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

Today in science: Launch of Explorer 1

Can you believe it’s been 62 years since the United States launched its 1st satellite? Explorer 1 advanced the space race between the US and the Soviet Union. It led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts.