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An Astrobiologist Reveals Why She’s Optimistic We’ll Find Alien Life On Another Planet

ByKiona Smith

Inverse spoke to astrobiologist Lisa Kaltenegger about how life changes the atmosphere of its planet and how we can spot it.

This marbled orb is an artist's depiction of the puffy exoplanet WASP-107 b. It's got subtle stripes...
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Astronomers Finally Discovered Why WASP-107 b Is So Gassy, Bloated, and Distended

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

The Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes studied a "warm Neptune" in the constellation Virgo.

Galaxy cluster, left, with ring of dark matter visible, right.
Science

A New Experiment Tries To Clear Up Einstein’s Biggest Physics Headache

ByAndrea Gallo Rosso and The Conversation

Dark matter haunts our universe — and physicists' dreams.

Space

An Astrobiologist Reveals Why She’s Optimistic We’ll Find Alien Life On Another Planet

ByKiona Smith

Inverse spoke to astrobiologist Lisa Kaltenegger about how life changes the atmosphere of its planet and how we can spot it.

Space

Astronomers Finally Discovered Why WASP-107 b Is So Gassy, Bloated, and Distended

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

The Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes studied a "warm Neptune" in the constellation Virgo.

Science

A New Experiment Tries To Clear Up Einstein’s Biggest Physics Headache

ByAndrea Gallo Rosso and The Conversation

Dark matter haunts our universe — and physicists' dreams.

Space

The 'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Finale Features Ridiculously Weird But Real Physics

ByKiona Smith

Yes, black holes can really do that.

Space

Is Boeing’s Starliner An Anomaly, Or Is Space Flight Just Really Hard?

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

The vehicle has experienced a string of issues, but so did most spacecraft that came before it.

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Astronomers Stumbled Upon A Rare Chance To Capture Just How Fast A Supermassive Black Hole Spins

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

One unlucky star brought fortune to these astronomers.

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The Sun's Magnetic Field Starts Just Beneath the Surface, New Study Reveals

ByKiona Smith

The Sun's magnetic field, which drives solar storms and solar wind, doesn't originate deep within the Sun after all.

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How To Spot A Fake Aurora Image

ByDarren Baskill and The Conversation

Auroras are incredible sights to behold — and easy images to fake. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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How Solar Storms Can Shut Down The Internet, Power Grids, And Even Tractors

ByDavid Wallace and The Conversation

Brace yourself.

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An Exoplanet's Huge Comet-like Tail Hides An Astronomical Secret

ByDakotah Tyler and The Conversation

WASP-69b offers astrophysicists a window into the dynamic processes that shape planets across the galaxy.