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Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

published Mon, Aug 25 2014 12:40 GMT
Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere
Engineers are designing sleek new airships that could streak past layers of cloud and carry telescopes into the thin, icy air of the stratosphere.

Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 15:59 GMT
Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune
Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope have offered tantalizing glimpses of Neptune that show how much more there is to learn about the planet.

Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 12:31 GMT
Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why would we expect to find it elsewhere?

Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel

published Tue, Aug 12 2014 15:07 GMT
Television Review: ‘Man vs. the Universe,’ on the Science Channel
“Man vs. the Universe,” on the Science Channel, looks at current space research in three parts.

Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away

published Mon, Aug 11 2014 16:48 GMT
Observatory: A Galaxy That Doesn’t Look Far, Far Away
A telescope in Chile captures a clear, detailed image of Messier 33, a neighbor of the Milky Way.