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An artist's impression of CHEOPS, the ESA's Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite, in orbit above Earth.

A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.

The CHEOPS space telescope will attempt to study the atmospheres and composition of exoplanets. It launched Wednesday morning. following a delay.
Gas light in Berlin.

You can still see the divide between West and East Berlin from space

Thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell, the city's night glow still shows signs of its division from east to west.
This "Apex Pack" is a loot box from "Apex Legends," one of the most popular games of 2019.

Games with loot boxes should carry a gambling warning and video game companies should take more responsibility for players’ health, say lawmaker...

Parliament's DCMS Committee said publishers should play a larger role in making sure their players have a healthy relationship with their games.

Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are taking a stand on ‘loot boxes’ by forcing new games to disclose their odds

The gaming industry has decided to self-regulate the sale of loot boxes by sharing the odds of receiving rare items in advance.
Sam, the Rhesus monkey, after his ride in the Little Joe-2 (LJ-2) spacecraft in December 1959.

A dog sent to die and tortoises that flew around the moon: These are the most famous, bizarre, and important animals that have been sent to space

Animals went to space before humans, and NASA says their efforts prevented "great losses of human life." Animals are still sent today for experiments.

The video game industry is facing government scrutiny over loot boxes, and the most powerful leaders in gaming are divided over what to do

Between outcry from players and potential federal regulation, the video game industry is facing a major challenge with the concept of loot boxes.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbiting Earth in May 2009.

‘No image will surpass this’: Hubble telescope astronomers created a stunning picture of the deep universe with 16 years’ worth of p...

Researchers estimate the Hubble Space Telescope image includes 265,000 galaxies, some of which appear as they existed 13.3 billion years ago.
Asteroid 6478 Gault with two narrow, comet-like tails of debris that suggest the space rock is self-destructing.

The Hubble telescope spotted an asteroid that has grown two tails — and scientists think it’s ripping itself to pieces

A 2.5-mile-wide asteroid called Gault was discovered in 1988, but it may not exist as we know it for much longer. The space rock is spinning apart.
The moon as seen by astronauts in space.

Earth’s air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Our planet's gases reach so far into space that they envelope the moon. The discovery could help astronomers refine deep-space observation data.
A picture of Neptune taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, showing a since-vanished dark storm.

The Hubble telescope has discovered a ‘dark vortex’ raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth’s surface

New pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal a mysterious "dark tempest" storm raging on Neptune and a "giant" frigid cap on top of Uranus.