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Elon Musk says he plans to send 1 million people to Mars by 2050 by launching 3 Starship rockets every day and creating ‘a lot of jobs’ on...

Musk said he would send 1,000 Starships full of people into Earth orbit, then rocket them all to Mars during an opportune 30-day window.
Wolf Cukier, the 17-year-old NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day on the job.

A 17-year-old intern at NASA discovered a new planet on his 3rd day on the job

Wolf Cukier, who had just finished his junior year in high school, discovered TOI 1338 b, the first circumbinary planet ever found at NASA.
An artist's rendering of the Proxima Centauri planetary system, with the potential new planet on the right and Proxima b on the left.

A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it’s a super-Earth

Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.

A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find

Phosphorus is key in forming DNA, but the element is rare in the universe. Astronomers found molecules forming with the element around newborn stars
Places in the universe like the Egg Nebula (pictured) could be sources of stardust particles like the ones found in the Murchison meteorite.

A meteor that struck Australia brought indestructible stardust more ancient than the sun. It’s the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.

In 1969, a meteorite broke into pieces above Murchison, Australia. The fragments contain grains of stardust up to 7 billion years old.
Brightly colored clouds of gas collapse to form new stars in this Hubble Space Telescope photo of a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicte...

The arrival of new stars from other galaxies heralds a collision. But it could help the Milky Way "thrive," according to a physicist.
An artist's rendition of two neutron stars merging.

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old myst...

The collision might have produced hundreds of Earths' worth of gold and platinum. But some signs indicate the metals disappeared into a black hole.

A Mars settlement prototype in California may train astronauts to live on the red planet. Tourists could go for $6,000 a week.

The proposed design would create a space habitat on Earth, complete with glass domes that grow vegetables.
The Thuban star at night.

The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient north star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

The star that some researchers think served as the north star for the ancient Egyptians is actually a pair of stars that eclipse one other.
Exoplanet TOI 700 d is the first Earth-size world NASA's TESS space telescope has found that's in its star's habitable zone.

NASA’s planet-hunting telescope found an Earth-size exoplanet 100 light-years away. It could hide a vast ocean.

The planet, called TOI 700 d, orbits in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. Two telescopes confirmed its existence.