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If we can get more people to be space nerds like us, we think the world will be better for it. —Nick Lucchesi, editor-in-chief.

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Science

Biomining: Asteroid-chewing bacteria could help mine the Moon

Bacteria rocks.

Science

When will we meet aliens? 3 parameters reveal the timeline

New research sheds light on the Fermi Paradox.

Inverse Daily

This is what actually happens to caffeine when you reheat coffee

Plus: The actual ingredients in the Covid-19 vaccines and the latest in the Blue Origin vs. SpaceX saga.

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How to see the most elusive meteor shower in the sky

This unique shower lights up in the early evening hours in October.

Science

Space rock smashing ancient cities may have inspired the Bible

The blast was around 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Planet B

Musk’s Mars plan, 5 years on: video, bold specs, and a bizarre Q&A

Five years ago, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for getting us all to Mars.

Science

How solar flares could wreak havoc on power grids and satellites

On May 1, 2019, the star next door erupted. Here’s what similar eruptions could mean for our planet.

Never before seen

Exclusive: Elon Musk documentary clip explains his early years

Looks like SpaceX hasn't always had it so easy.

Yeehaw

Blue Origin lawsuit: 4 facts revealed from released court documents

A redacted court document is out and shows Blue Origin's objections to NASA's lunar lander decision.

Culture

Bone study reveals what ancient peoples on the Mediterranean coast really ate

Plus: There may be hyper-advanced aliens hiding in one of these two places in the universe.

Science

5 futuristic NASA concepts that could change the future of space travel

Fact-check

Life on Mars: A scientist ranks 10 futuristic depictions of human colonies

From domed cities to aliens: What would life on the Red Planet actually look like?

Celestial happenings
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How to see the most elusive meteor shower in the sky

This unique shower lights up in the early evening hours in October.

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You need to see the Solar System’s most elusive planet

Hello, far friend.

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Blue Moon: You need to see one of 2021's rarest Full Moon events this week

They come around only once in a... well, you know.

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Jupiter at opposition: You need to see the biggest planet at its brightest

Move over, Mars.

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You need to see the Solar System's most dazzling planet shine its brightest

The August skies are going to be gorgeous.

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You need to see summer 2021’s brightest meteor shower in the night sky

The Met Gala of meteor showers is here.

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Delta Aquariids: How, when, and where to watch this marvelous summer shower

The annual meteor shower peaks on July 29.

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Venus and Mars align: How to spot celestial conjunctions

If you miss this alignment, another is just around the corner!

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You need to see the last Supermoon of the year

The Strawberry Supermoon is here to welcome summer time.

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You need to watch the "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse

The Moon will get between us and the Sun next week, creating a fiery halo.

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You don't want to miss May's Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will grace our skies in the early hours of May 26.

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You need to see the remains of Halley’s Comet in this sky this week

This year's Eta Aquarid meteor shower will light up the skies on May 4-6.

Dope space pics
Rivalry

Hubble captures 3 galaxies caught in a gravitational tug of war

A new image hints at the cosmic fate of the Milky Way.

Say Cheese

In 1976, one piece of “controversial” tech changed every Mars mission since

Without Viking 1, there might have been no Perseverance selfies.

A magnetar is born

Scientists captured the birth of a magnetar for the first time

This is the result of a giant collision between two neutron stars.

bubbling over

With a single image, scientists changed our understanding of the Sun forever

Snap, crackle, and pop.

Dope Space Pics

20 Stunning Space Images of 2020

Spiders in Space

Space spiders build webs in an unusual way

pearl jubilee

11 New Hubble images reveal the cosmos in stunning detail

Happy 30th anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope.

Sunspot

Scientists capture most detailed image of sunspot ever

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5 celestial events that only happen once in a lifetime

Galaxy brain

New radio telescope images show off wild galaxies

Take a break

Escape Earth with these stunning Hubble views

Put on some lo-fi beats, forget everything, and just roam around the universe for a while.

Spooky

6 spooky space posters for a galactic Halloween