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Imagining our infant universe
During the Planck era, the universe was so small that our laws of physics break down. To dive deeper back in time, we’ll need new scientific language.
50 years ago: Apollo 16 roves the lunar highlands
The fifth crew to land on the Moon took lunar geology to new heights.
Chang’e 5 rewrites lunar history
The mission’s samples are the youngest lunar rocks yet found, leaving scientists wondering how the Moon stayed hot for so long.
Check out these classic sky guides
Modern tech has made stargazing more accessible, but nothing beats an old- school observing guide.
The strange history of Mercury’s spots
Giovanni Schiaparelli didn’t just see canals on Mars. He also recorded odd markings on Mercury.
Comb through Berenice’s hair
Packed with a veritable smörgåsbord of galaxies, Coma Berenices is on full display this month.
Sky this Month
StarDome and Path of the Planets
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