Hubble Telescope Finds Most Distant Star Ever Seen

The Hubble Telescope has just located a star that's 12.9 billion light-years away. Find out why this discovery offers new insights into how our Universe began.

Webb Telescope Optics Meet Expectations

The James Webb Space Telescope team has announced that they've completed a key stage in deploying its primary mirror. Find out why NASA now confirms that the telescope's audaicious design will deliver on its demanding science goals.

Langmansoren Woman Brought to Life After 4,000 Years

The Langmansoren Woman lived 4,000 years ago in Northeastern Sweden. Find out how an archeological artist has reconstructed her face and forged a human connection with her remains.

IPCC Climate Change Report Upstaged by Ukraine

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Sixth Report in the midst of Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. Find out why the unfortunate timing has diverted attention from a growing global crisis. (4:00 min read)

Planet with Two Suns Detected by Ground-Based Telescope

A planet with two suns named Kepler 16-b was located using conventional astronomy last week. Discover why this is an important breakthrough that will lead to a better understanding of how planets form.

Invasive Plants Cause More Problems with Climate Change

Invasive plants can be as serious a threat to the environment as climate change. Discover how a new study shows that combined factors like drought, fire and invasive species start a vicious cycle that makes matters even worse.