Happy anniversary, white dwarf star!
Validation, At Last
Karl Jansky, the Galileo of radio astronomy, was the first to wrench astronomy away from its dependence on the optical spectrum, beyond the narrow band of electromagnetic radiation visible to the human eye.
The legacy of "Brian Tinsley's clever wife"
Could strange new physics be affecting a pair of distant space probes?
In John Updike's memorable description, "The earth is just a silly ball/To them, through which they simply pass."
Scientists face a choice: invoke a deity or continue the quest for knowledge
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how embracing cosmic realities can enlighten our view of human life.