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In a first, astronomers find a potential planet outside the Milky Way
The exoplanet candidate is about the size of Saturn and located in a Whirlpool galaxy system 28 million light-years from Earth.
Meet the scientists building a prison-to-STEM pipeline
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Scientists capture first-ever image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
Daily life on the International Space Station: A Q&A with a space archaeologist
Archaeologists are working to understand how astronauts really use their space on the ISS—and help improve space habitats of the future.
Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking
The trails through our public lands weren’t designed for wheelchairs, but new wheelchairs are designed for those trails. National Park Service accessibility specialist Quinn Brett wants parks to catch up with wheelchair technology, increasing access to American wilderness.
Why light pollution is a solvable environmental crisis
Excessive outdoor lighting is deadly to animals and takes a toll on human health and wellbeing, too. But when it comes to large-scale environmental problems, this one may be a relatively easy fix.
A day at a Florida manatee hospital
As Florida’s seagrass beds die off, manatees are starving. Can the seagrass–and the manatees–make a comeback?
Astronomers successfully predict an asteroid impact above Iceland
Two hours before asteroid 2022 EB5 entered Earth’s atmosphere, scientists knew exactly when and where the space rock would strike.
How magpies outwitted researchers in Australia
During a recent study, a group of magpies removed their GPS trackers, astounding their observers. But were the birds actually trying to help each other?