Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016

In a paper published this week in Nature, researchers used observations of x-rays to peek inside the action of a star getting torn apart by a black hole.

Amy Thompson
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016

Carl Sagan dreamt of navigating the cosmos on sails pushed by the solar wind—the steady stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun. These solar sails may one day carry humans to other planets and maybe even other star systems. The Planetary Society, led by CEO Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, aims to make this dream a reality.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016
Space // 

Comets stink. Literally.

G. Clay Whittaker
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016
Space // 

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a pretty big fanbase, and not just at Popular Science. The astrophysicist's charismatic presentations (and legendary meme status) mean he can really get a crowd going over things a lot of people slept through in high school and college.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 12:47 PM Jun 24 2016

There are secrets space can't keep. When the National Reconnaissance Office launched an object into space earlier this month, we knew only rough details: the size of the rocket used (large), the nature of the agency launching it (reconnaissance), and the levels of secrecy around the payload (many). Now, thanks to the work of amateur astronomers, we have information that's impossible to conceal: where, exactly, the object is in orbit--plus, what it might be.

Carl Franzen
at 10:46 AM Jun 22 2016

Four years ago, Virgin Galactic, the private spaceflight company founded by flamboyant entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson, announced a new rocket it called "LauncherOne."

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:40 AM Jun 17 2016
Space // 

We've gotten a teaser trailer from this week's Saffire I experiment.

 
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