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The 13 billion-year evolution of the universe, crammed into a four-minute video

Now you've got the basics of the universe down, try a dreamy tour through 13 billion years of stars and the space between them all. That's what Nature's offering, courtesy of MIT and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Prior attempts to scale and visualize <i>everything ever</i> were …

Watch Stunning First Simulation of Universe’s 13-Billion-Year Evolution

Changing Planet<p>An early universe simulation shows dark matter (left) transitioning to gas (right).<br>Credit: Illustris Collaboration<p><b>Everyone loves cartoons, even cosmologists. They just call them simulations.</b><p>Now, one of the great triumphs of modern cosmology—our understanding of how the universe …

Satellites, probes, rovers and humans have taken some amazing photos of Earth from Space. See them here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/10xcc

Unlocking the mysteries of the Earth's twin, Kepler-186f, and other exoplanets

Dr Giovanna Tinetti of University College London explains why newly discovered planets outside our solar sysem are so exciting<p>Astronomers have recently discovered Kepler-186f, a planet of similar size to the Earth orbiting its star within its so-called "habitable" zone. We ask Dr Giovanna Tinetti …

Astrophotographer Jim Abels traveled to Ocean City, New Jersey, to capture this moonrise and the Milky Way in this stunning photo. See other amazing night sky photos from the week of May 5: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/10av5 (Fun fact, this photo was taken in your kindly Facebook administrator's home town.)

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What Is Up With Google’s Space Elevator Project?

By Dani Eder10 minute Read<p>Like a lot of <i>Fast Company</i> readers, I was intrigued by the mention of a “space elevator” concept under development at …

Celebrate Hubble’s 24th With Giant Galaxies, Dying Stars and Cosmic Chaos

Twenty-four years and two days ago, on a Tuesday morning, the space shuttle <i>Discovery</i> hitched a ride to low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Aboard the shuttle? NASA’s newest eye in the sky, the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument capable of peering deep into the cosmos and capturing the …