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Putting Humans in Stasis Is the Best Way of Getting Us to Mars

Humans are not designed for long-distance travel, which makes the roughly 55-million-kilometer trip to Mars a real hassle. It's hard enough keeping a …

Why physicists really, really want to find a new subatomic particle

The latest search for a new particle has fizzled. Scientists are excited, and a bit scared.<p>Particle physicists are rather philosophical when describing their work.<p>“Whatever we find out, that is what nature chose,” Kyle Cranmer, a physics professor at New York University, tells me. It’s a good …

NASA spots an 'impossible' cloud on Titan — for the second time

Saturn's moon Titan has been called the most Earthlike world found to date. It's the only other place in the solar system where stable liquid sits on the surface - seas of liquid methane flow into channels that have created magnificent canyons -- and scientists have suggested that the icy world …

Physicist explains why time travel isn’t possible

A simple question from his wife—Does physics really allow people to travel back in time?—propelled physicist Richard Muller on a quest to resolve a …

These hauntingly beautiful images are proof that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is a gift to mankind

Crab, Carina, Eagle and Orion are among the colorfully explosive nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>According to reports, scientists at …