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An illustration of the space object 'Oumuamua flying through the solar system in late 2017.

A bizarre interstellar object called ‘Oumuamua continues to perplex astronomers a year after it vanished. Here’s why a few scientists stil...

'Oumuamua remains a mystery since its discovery. However, the idea that it's extraterrestrial is based on a lack of data, not extraordinary evidence.
An illustration of Earth and the moon.

The speed of light is torturously slow, and these 3 simple animations by a scientist at NASA prove it

A scientist at NASA animated how long it takes light to travel around Earth, to the moon, and to Mars. The movies show just how slow light can be.
An illustration of a Breakthrough Starshot "nanocraft" being propelled toward the Alpha Centauri star system with a powerful laser beam.

A startup is developing a 100-gigawatt laser to propel a probe to another star system. That may be powerful enough to ‘ignite an entire city....

Breakthrough Starshot wants to use lasers to propel probes to Alpha Centauri. But chief engineer Peter Klupar said they "could ignite an entire city."

A Russian billionaire has launched the smallest-ever spacecraft into orbit — a key step to reaching a nearby star system

The ultimate goal of Breakthrough Starshot is to fly past and photograph any planets in Alpha Centauri.

Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner are launching a $100-million initiative to send 100-million-mile-an-hour bots to Alpha Centauri

The $100 million initiative intends to develop light-propelled nanobots to get us to Alpha Centauri, the next closest star system to our Solar System.