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From Mercury to Pluto: the year ahead in planetary exploration

By Donna Burton<i>, University of Southern Queensland</i><p>2015 is already shaping up to be a big year in astronomy and planetary exploration, with the best …

Astronomy

NASA officially backs mission to explore Europa

Another celestial body has been added to NASA's bucket list with the space agency officially asking the US Congress for US$30 million for the first …

Astronomy

National Geographic Travel

'Crazy' new particle could unravel dark matter mystery

A team of physicists and astronomers at the University of Southampton are proposing a completely new type of fundamental particle that may hold the …

Dark Matter

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve part of the problem.<p>Nearly two …

Mayor Ed Murray explains why Seattle is perfect for startups, entrepreneurs

Seattle is already a world-renowned technology and innovation hub. But Mayor Ed Murray wants more.<p>Murray opened up GeekWire Startup Day 2015 by …

Startups

The Top Thai Food in Seattle

Thai restaurants are ubiquitous in Seattle. Dishes like pad Thai, green curry, and green papaya salad are everywhere — that's good. But the menus at these restaurants are often uninspiring, overly similar, and dumbed down to American tastes — that's bad.<p>That's where this handy guide to Seattle's …

Seattle

Quantum Experiment Helps Prove Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Building a quantum computer can sometimes yield unexpected benefits — like providing the right environment to demonstrate that Albert Einstein's …

Hubble Space Telescope

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

NASA Launches Revolutionary Earth Science Satellite Measuring Soil Moisture Cycle

NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory, on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, is seen after the mobile service tower was …

Space Exploration

Could Particle X Explain Dark Matter? Scientists Have a Plan

Dark Matter

Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

The universe we can see and measure is about 13.8 billion years old. However, the universe is larger than 13.8 billion light years in diameter due to …