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Oct 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Heath Rezabek, Icarus Interstellar
This Fall, interstellar aspirations seem to be in the air with the release of the movie Interstellar and game Civilization: Beyond Earth -- what does this tell us about society?
Aug 14, 2014 02:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Thanks to a massive effort by 30,716 volunteers, scientists have pinpointed what appear to be seven precious specks of dust from outside the solar system, each bearing unique stories of exploded stars, cold interstellar clouds and other past cosmic lives.
Aug 4, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
'We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.' -- Matthew McConaughey Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 02:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
Jun 13, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In an effort to visualize what a future starship may look like, NASA physicist Sonny White and space artist Mark Rademaker have teamed up to create the 'IXS Enterprise.'
Jun 4, 2014 02:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A weird type of 'hybrid' star has been discovered nearly 40 years since it was first theorized -- but until now has been curiously difficult to find. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 01:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered the darkest cloud of interstellar dust and gas ever seen; it is so dense that even background infrared radiation is blocked, casting an ominous interstellar shadow. Continue reading →
Feb 21, 2014 11:26 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a star ripping through space, generating a violent bow shock ahead of its relentless rampage through the interstellar medium.
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