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This new supernova, the brightest in years, could help astronomers forecast future star explosions

26 May, 2023 - 12:00
The close proximity of supernova 2023ifx and the amount of observations gathered since its discovery may lead to major advances in stellar death forecasting.

Milky Way's cosmic neighbors help bring ancient galaxies into focus

25 May, 2023 - 21:00
Astronomers are snooping on the Milky Way's galactic neighbors to gain insights about the ancient galaxies being viewed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Today is Towel Day! Salute the legacy of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' author Douglas Adams

25 May, 2023 - 20:00
Towel Day is dedicated to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams

Virgin Galactic aces final test spaceflight, eyes start of commercial service in June

25 May, 2023 - 19:43
Virgin Galactic aced its fifth test flight to suborbital space this morning (May 25), keeping the company on track to start commercial operations next month.

New supernova thrills astronomers and skywatchers around the world (photos)

25 May, 2023 - 19:16
A star explosion in deep space is visible in amateur telescopes, although folks have had to battle low lighting conditions, haze and the occasional satellite trail to see it in action.

'Return of the Jedi' at 40: How 'Star Wars' legend Phil Tippett crafted special effects magic (exclusive)

25 May, 2023 - 19:00's exclusive interview with Oscar-winning visual effects wizard Phil Tippett for the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."

Strange star system may hold first evidence of an ultra-rare 'dark matter star'

25 May, 2023 - 18:00
In a distant star system, a sunlike star orbits an invisible object that may be the first example of a 'boson star' made of dark matter, new research suggests.

DJI Mavic 3 Pro review

25 May, 2023 - 17:46
The DJI Mavic 3 Pro is the world’s first consumer drone featuring three cameras and provides a highly versatile option that comfortably straddles the consumer and prosumer markets.

Meteorites and volcanoes may have helped jump-start life on Earth

25 May, 2023 - 17:01
Iron particles from meteorites and volcanoes could have catalyzed chemical reactions to form some of the organic compounds essential for life.

Why does Jupiter change its stripes? Scientists may finally have the answer

25 May, 2023 - 16:00
Using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft, an international team has correlated the variations in Jupiter's bands to changes in the planet's magnetic field.

Virgin Galactic's Unity 25 spaceflight in photos (gallery)

25 May, 2023 - 15:00
Virgin Galactic's Unity 25 spaceflight will see eight crew members work to bring the company back to space. See the flight and training in photos.

Best Star Wars games of all time

25 May, 2023 - 14:23
May the force be with you! Here's our rundown of the best Star Wars games of all time.

Rare green fireball explodes over Australia, creating bright flash visible for hundreds of miles

25 May, 2023 - 14:00
An unusual green meteor recently exploded as it plummeted through the sky over Australia, giving off a brilliant flash of light that could be seen for miles.

Save a stellar $500 on the Nikon D850: One of the best DSLRs ever made

24 May, 2023 - 18:30
This $500 price drop is the biggest saving on the legendary Nikon D850 we've seen all year.

Virgin Orbit shuts down after selling key assets to 3 aerospace companies

24 May, 2023 - 17:46
California-based Virgin Orbit said it will permanently cease operations after selling key assets to Rocket Lab, Stratolaunch and Launcher.

Watch a new supernova explode on May 25 with free telescope livestream

24 May, 2023 - 17:00
A newly discovered supernova can be watched as it develops in real-time online and for free. The livestream will begin at 6:00 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) on Thursday, May 25.

The north pole of Uranus has a stormy vortex and we've just seen it for the 1st time (photo)

24 May, 2023 - 16:00
Once thought to be drab and inert, Uranus' atmosphere is gradually revealing how storm-ridden it really is.

NASA serves up $750,000 to Deep Space Food Challenge winners in cook-off for astronaut eats

24 May, 2023 - 15:00
NASA announced the winners of phase two of the Deep Space Food Challenge, an initiative to design new food production technologies that could be used by astronauts on extended voyages.

Watch Rocket Lab launch 2 tiny NASA hurricane-watching probes early Thursday

24 May, 2023 - 14:00
The second set of NASA's TROPICS cubesats will launch on their hurricane-studying mission at midnight EDT on Thursday (May 25), and you can watch the action live.

40 years on, 'Return of the Jedi' is still up there with the best of 'Star Wars'

24 May, 2023 - 13:00
As the original trilogy closer turns 40, 'Return of the Jedi' can still hold its own against almost everything that followed.