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We’ll never learn more about space unless we build a starship

With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we can’t visit them. After all, our knowledge of the planets in our own solar system would be pretty limited if it weren’t for the space probes we’d sent to explore them.<p>The …

Buzz Aldrin: ‘Planet 9’ Proves How Important Space Exploration Is

The recent big news in space is that our solar system seems to be bigger than we thought.<p>Evidence for a giant planet lurking far away from our sun in …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite science joke will make you smarter

His humor was not lost on Business Insider when we asked him in an interview last year about his favorite science joke.<p>Tyson first heard this joke told by science comedian Brian Malow.<p>Here's how it starts:<p>"A Higgs boson walks into a church."<p>If you're unfamiliar with the term "Higgs boson," you …

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

10 key moments in space exploration

<b>Major Tim Peake's repair mission outside the International Space Station is being regarded as a landmark for Britain. BBC News takes a look back at some of the defining moments in the broader history of space exploration.</b><p>4 October 1957 - The world's first artificial satellite<p>The Sputnik 1 satellite …

A Global Perspective Of Israeli Tech In 2015

Shelly Hod Moyal Contributor<p>Shelly Hod Moyal is the founding partner of iAngels.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What To Know Before You Co-Invest<p>From the Chinese stock market crash that shook global equity markets to the obsession with hunting for unicorns, 2015 was a year filled with volatility and …

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

Watch SpaceX attempt a sea-based landing at 1:42PM ET

Flush with success from its first ground landing, SpaceX is about to make history again... well, maybe. The private space firm is scheduled to launch the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite today (January 17th) at 1:42PM ET, and it hopes to once again attempt landing a Falcon 9 rocket on its drone …

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