Simulation assesses odds of intercepting interstellar communications.
Physicist Kip Thorne addresses critiques of movie's plot elements.
Research shows that magnetic fields played a role the solar system's formation.
Fifty years after the term "black hole" was coined, audiences and scientists remain captivated.
New Data Cast Doubt on Extraordinary Gravitational-Wave Claim
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Barren bubble-like zones could help untangle universe's mysteries.
The camera allows astronomers to peer into a previously unseen portion of the universe.
Evidence of life could be preserved in blades of salt crystals on the Red Planet.
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