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July 7, 2015 A road trip to Pluto is not something you want to try with kids — the asteroid belt is nothing but tourist traps, and the rest stops really thin out after Saturn, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
An artist impression shows Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
June 17, 2015 The probe found enough energy to send a signal — which hadn't been guaranteed. If all goes well, we may know fairly soon whether the comet it's on carries the stuff of life, says Marcelo Gleiser.
The view, from about 6,000 ft., near Black Tusk in Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia, on June 6.
Courtesy of Adam Frank
June 9, 2015 Really imagining Earth as just one of countless planets can illuminate everything you see with a new and poignant clarity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
November 25, 2014 Commentator Adam Frank says that no matter what your year has been like — no matter what you may have lost — you can always be thankful for the miracle that is planet Earth.
This image from Monday shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere.
October 28, 2014 Astrophysicist Adam Frank often tells his students that one reason to study science is that it puts our lives in perspective. Take a look at this video of the sun, and you'll see what he means.
The Milky Way fills the night sky over Chile's Cerro Paranal, home to the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT).
September 4, 2013 Astronomers have found younger and older twins to our sun, giving us a peek at our mother-star's past and future. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser says it's hard not to wonder what kind of life an older solar system might harbor and how similar, or different, it would be from us.
March 21, 2012 The sun's recent activity reminds us of of our cosmic fragility. How long do we have here until the "end"?
Plasma streams off the surface of the sun in this image from earlier in February.
NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory
February 17, 2012 A new NASA satellite captured a massive tornado on the surface of the sun.
January 24, 2012 The most powerful solar storm to blast the Earth since 2005 reminds us that our modern society, with its dependance on electronics in the sky and on the ground, is vulnerable to a type of weather we rarely think about: space weather.
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