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Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Scientists discover 20 possible new Earths

Get ready for “House Hunters Intergalactic.”<p>Scientists analyzing data from the Kepler space telescope have identified 20 planets that could …

Universe

5 NASA Photos That Changed The World

Ever since humanity first broke the bonds of gravity and slipped up above our planet’s atmosphere, we’ve been able to view the Universe like never before. No longer restricted to our location here on Earth, and no longer doomed to fight with the interference from the miles and miles of atmosphere …

Universe

Korean astronomers saw a distant explosion 600 years ago — and we just found the stars that caused it

What they thought was a new star was actually two stars causing a thermonuclear eruption<p>In March of 1437, Korean astronomers in Seoul saw what they thought was a new, bright star appear in the night sky. Now, nearly 600 years later, astronomers have figured out what those stargazers actually saw: a …

Databases

This Absolutely Ginormous Asteroid Is Passing Close by Earth in Two Weeks Time

The mother of near-Earth asteroids.<p>On 1 September, a mammoth 4.4 kilometre (2.7 mile) chunk of rock will pass within an astronomical whisker of our …

Voyager: Inside the world's greatest space mission

In 1977, two spacecraft started a mission that has redefined our knowledge of the Solar System – and will soon become our ambassadors on a journey into the unknown. BBC Future looks at their legacy, 40 years after launch.<p>In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban …

Space

Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September.

Space

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Black Holes