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The Aspen Center for Physics, a mountain retreat for theoretical physicists, turns 50 this year.
The universe is full of invisible stuff. Take dark matter--you can't spot it with your eyes, but it outnumbers visible matter five to one!
Will Congress cut funding for Hubble’s successor?
We'll talk about the mind-boggling idea that stuff we can't see within our visible universe could be causing gravitational effects on visible matter.
In this hour, we'll get an update on the very small--particle physics--and the very large--cosmology--and find out how these two fields of study fit together.
In this month's Science Diction, we look at the origins of the word 'comet.'
The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past ...
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a ...
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.
As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectac...
\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t