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Interstellar Dust Found at Saturn

Some of the dust swirling around Saturn comes from beyond the solar system, a new study reveals.<p>NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has sampled …

To explore deep space, an astronaut says we need to build a rocket factory on the moon

Strong gravity and a thick atmosphere allow us to live here on Earth, but also what make it so difficult to leave the planet.<p>Rockets have to exceed at least 25,000 mph to escape Earth's gravity. That means spacecraft may end up using a substantial portion of their fuel before they even start …

Robots That Have Collected Interstellar Dust: Photos

Here are some of the intrepid spacecraft who have joined the 'interstellar dust club' and picked up particles from outside the solar system.

'Space's Deepest Secrets' Premieres on Science Channel Tuesday

Starting Tuesday (April 26), the new six-episode Science Channel series "Space's Deepest Secrets" will follow scientists unlocking intriguing …

Hubble's Birthday Bubble

Astronomers marked the 26th anniversary of the telescope’s launch with the first ever full photo of the stunning Bubble Nebula.<p>Some 8,000 years ago, back in the Neolithic, photons from this gossamer cloud started traveling toward Earth. It would be another 8,000 years before they tunneled into the …

Universe

Death Plunge Of Venus Spacecraft Reveals Surprisingly Cold Temperatures On The Hottest Planet

Space Photo credit: Venus Express began entering the Venusian atmosphere in June 2014. ESA/C. CarreauIn December 2014, the European Space Agency’s …

B&N Readouts

The refugee camp’s main tent was on fire before us. Hungry flames engulfed the tarpaulin as if it were synthetic fur. I stretched my hand out to …

March Madness

Moon Rocks' Radioactive Iron Suggests Supernova Blasted Earth

Radioactive iron in moon rocks collected by astronauts on NASA's Apollo missions suggests that a nearby supernova blasted Earth a few million years …

Watch Nintendo's New Anime Short for 'Star Fox Zero' (Video)

Shigeru Miyamoto created the 15-minute short with the studio that made “Attack On Titan,” and Star Fox has never looked better<p>For the first time in a …

Anime

Taylor Swift Apple Ad Boosts Jimmy Eat World Song

“The Middle” also enjoys a spike in streaming since the commercial premiered this week<p>Taylor Swift is doing her part to spread the word on Apple …

How To Start an Internet Flame War (Commentary)

Every fanboy fight is the same, and the battle over the DC Comics adaptation is no exception<p>Late last week, fans of “Batman v Superman” went off on …

Ben Affleck

'Jason Bourne' Trailer Delivers Knockout Action, Buff Matt Damon

Paul Greengrass’ action sequel will hit theaters July 29<p>Matt Damon delivers a knockout blow in the first trailer for “Jason Bourne,” the actor’s …