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Articles from Discover Physics & Math

Trending: TRAPPIST-1, 3-D Printed Glass

And researchers take crucial steps in the fight against two devastating diseases.

Black Holes and Revelations

Strange metals and black holes have a lot in common, and researchers are exploiting the link to learn more.

Our Next Billion Years

Humanity only just arrived on Earth. But its future is in the cosmos.

Total Eclipse: Solar Research Thrives in Darkness

Scientists study our turbulent star and its dynamic relationship with Earth.

Eclipse 2017: Darkness Is Coming

Millions of Americans will watch our sun disappear on August 21.

Solar Eclipse Geometry

What's happening in space and on Earth.

Finding the Universe's Missing Matter

After decades of coming up short, scientists have finally discovered what was hiding in plain sight.

Cassini’s Closing Act

One of NASA’s most iconic missions comes to an end.

How Big is the Biggest Possible Planet?

Last week, a team of astronomers reported the first potential discovery of an exomoon--a satellite orbiting a planet around another star. Part of what is so striking about the report is the scale of this possible planet-moon system. In this case, the "moon" appears to be about the size of Neptune; the planet it orbits is some 10 times the mass of Jupiter, or about 3,000 times the mass of Earth!
The system pushes at the limits of how we normally categorize objects in space and invites question

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Auroras

Colorful shape-shifters of the heavens.

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