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NASA's TESS spacecraft may find 1,600 new planets in the next two years

On Monday evening, NASA plans to launch a brand new satellite into orbit, courtesy of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Called TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the spacecraft is designed to detect planets outside our solar system (called exoplanets) that are relatively close to our solar …

The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the farthest individual star ever seen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost 28 years after it was launched, NASA's intrepid Hubble Space Telescope just keeps illuminating distant reaches of the universe.<p>Thanks to a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, Hubble has helped astronomers set an out-of-this-world record by spotting the farthest individual star …

Universe

Is Elon Musk O.K.?

The Tesla C.E.O. is sleeping in his office and feuding with reporters on Twitter, and he says the car business “is hell.”<p>Over the weekend, billionaire multi-hyphenate <b>Elon Musk</b> made an April Fools’ Day joke that hit a little too close to home. “Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers just spotted a new ‘Super Earth’ planet that feels a whole lot like home

Humans originated here on planet Earth and, all things considered, it’s a mighty nice place to be, but we won’t be able to stay here forever. …

New Space Telescope, 40 Times The Power Of Hubble, To Unlock Astronomy's Future

Since humanity first turned our gaze skyward, we’ve realized that the cosmic story of our existence — our origins, all that exists today, and what our ultimate fate is — is literally written across the Universe. Our understanding of what our Universe truly is, what it’s made up of, and how it came …

Universe

Scientists Invent a Robotic Arm That Can Feel

Magazine<p>Here’s how researchers are rewiring the sense of touch in a paralyzed man.<p>One man, one robotic arm, dozens of electrodes—these are the elements of a breakthrough experiment that’s restoring the sense of touch to a paralyzed man.<p>Scientists have long known that the brain retains the sense of …

Robotics

Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces

We're so close to the megazord of our dreams.<p><i>Power Rangers</i> had Megazord. <i>Voltron</i> had, well, Voltron. Individual robots that combine to form one larger, cooler—dare we say, more badass—automaton have been a mainstay of science fiction for decades. But a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i> suggests that …

Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit

Elon Musk has shared a photo of the SpaceX spacesuit the company has designed in-house. This is the second photo shared by Musk of the new spacesuit design created by the company, and the first to feature the suit’s full-body look.<p>The first photo focused on the head and shoulders of the outfit, …

Elon Musk

The Air Force's secret space plane is going back in orbit — Here's what it's probably up to

The Air Force's top secret unmanned X-37B space plane blasted off on its fifth flight on Sept. 7, launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida with an assist from a Falcon 9 rocket booster belonging to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX, the Associated Press …

Another monster black hole found in the milky way

Supermassive Black Hole<p>At the center of the Milky Way Galaxy resides the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*. This tremendous …

This 40-year-old guy lost almost 14 kg in just 18 weeks. This is how he did it

This 40-year-old guy lost almost 14 kg in just 18 weeks. This is how he did it<p>The prospect of losing weight can be particularly daunting, especially …

Fitness

Massive black hole 100,000 times bigger than the Sun discovered

An immense black hole 100,000 times bigger than the sun has been discovered at the heart of the Milky Way.<p>The enormous void, which lies around 25,000 light years from Earth, could help scientists uncover the how stars, galaxies and even life itself came to be in the universe.<p>Supermassive black …

The Greatest Cosmic Puzzle: Astronomers Find Stars That Appear Older Than The Universe

If you understand how stars work, you can observe the physical properties of one of them and extrapolate its age, and know when it had to have been born. Stars undergo a lot of changes as they age: their radius, luminosity, and temperature all evolve as they burn through their fuel. But a star’s …

Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in September

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in September as well as the Oscar contenders …

Entertainment

NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the first results

Last March, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending nearly one year in space. During his 340 days aboard the International Space …