James Webb Space Telescope Unfolds Its Mirror

The James Webb Space Telescope has now unfolded its sophisticated mirror system. Find out why its program manager called this “a remarkable feat for our team, NASA, and the world.”

Planet Formation Clarified by Young Star System

Planet formation remains one of the mysteries of astrophysics. Find out how a new study sheds light on the process and offers a new method for future research in the field. (4:30 min read)

Hubble Tension May Be Loosening

Hubble tension is the difference in results that scientists get when they try to measure the rate at which our Universe expands. Find out how a new study may have split the difference and loosened the tension between two camps of researchers. (4:00 min read)

Ingenuity Captures Its Own Shadow on the Marian Surface

Mars Helicopter ‘Ingenuity’ Takes Flight

The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made the first powered, controlled flight on another planet today. Discover the challenges the flight overcame and the next steps for the mission. (4:00 min read)

Dark Energy - Spiral Galaxy, brilliant red and blue

Dark Energy: Dark Matter Magnetism?

Dark energy is a hypothetical force that scientists rely on to explain why the Universe expands at an accelerating rate. Discover how a new theory challenges dark matter’s existence based on magnetism. (4:30 min read)

Bing Bang Afterglow - Galaxy with Halo - Messier 94

Big Bang Afterglow Showing How Galaxies Form

The Big Bang Afterglow is known as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discover how combining CMB data with galactic observations is unlocking the secret of galaxy formation. (4:30 min read)

‘Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray’ – A Review

Lost in Math is Sabine Hossenfelder's book challenging physicists' preference for elegant theories over experimental results. Discover how this can lead to dead end research that misleads the public.(5:30 min read)

Universe's Expansion Rate - Giant Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1453

Universe’s Expansion Rate Still Hard to Pin Down

The Universe’s expansion rate, the Hubble constant, is vital to understanding the Cosmos’ origin and fate. Discover how the latest technique for measuring the Hubble constant sheds new light on the past and future. (5:15 min read)