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Researchers Use Origami to Solve Space Travel Challenge

Researchers have used origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, to possibly solve a key challenge for outer space travel — how to...

The Universe Is Getting Hot, Hot, Hot, a New Study Suggests

The universe is getting hotter, a new study has found. The study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, probed the thermal history of the universe over the...

Artificial Gravity May Not Be Just Science Fiction

Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian,...

The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

What's the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as −120ºF (−85ºC). On the dark...

Q&A With the Scientists Behind OSIRIS-REx’s ‘Eyes’

Using its multipurpose camera designed at the UA, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft spied its target asteroid for the first time from about 1.4 million miles...

Cosmic Voids and Galaxy Clusters Challenge Theory of Relativity

It will be possible to use new astronomical mappings of hundreds of thousands of cosmic voids and galaxy clusters to test Einstein’s theory of...

A Study Has Found Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth’s freshwater distribution found that wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier. The data suggest that...

Gaia Has Created the Richest Star Map of Our Galaxy and Beyond

A multitude of discoveries are on the horizon after a much-awaited release that is based on 22 months of charting the sky as part of Gaia’s...

Kepler Spacecraft Running on Empty

Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from...

Astronauts May Soon Transform Human Waste Into Food

The day when astronauts go on deep-space missions, human waste may end up being a valuable food resource — that's right, transform human waste into...

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