Scientists are just getting to know the black holes that help anchor our cosmos
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Astronomers say rocky moons orbiting distant planets might support alien life
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Astronomers find strange stuff in the space between two clusters of galaxies
Astronomers say a bright flare in space shows where a black hole tore apart a star
Star study suggests our cosmic neighborhood may be lacking invisible matter
Study of energy waves formed during the Big Bang supports Einstein’s prediction that a strange, invisible force is pushing the universe apart
NASA satellite snaps historic photographs of Mercury
A huge spacecraft could use its gravity to keep an asteroid from hitting Earth.
A gecko’s tight grip on walls and ceilings suggests new types of sticky materials.