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Arecibo's Collapse Sends Dire Warning to Other Aging Observatories
Space & Physics

Arecibo's Collapse Sends Dire Warning to Other Aging Observatories

The iconic telescope’s tragic end foreshadows future battles over the fate of various legacy facilities

By Robin George Andrews
Stellar Smashups May Fuel Planetary Habitability, Study Suggests
Space & Physics

Stellar Smashups May Fuel Planetary Habitability, Study Suggests

Radioactive elements produced by colliding neutron stars could make the difference between living and lifeless worlds

By Marcus Woo
Will Increasing Traffic to the Moon Contaminate Its Precious Ice?
Space & Physics

Will Increasing Traffic to the Moon Contaminate Its Precious Ice?

Scientists seek guidance on exploring frozen caches at the lunar poles responsibly

By Alexandra Witze and Nature magazine

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  • From the Editor

    Journeywork of the Stars

  • News

    Alien Hunters Discover Mysterious Signal from Proxima Centauri

  • Light-Based Quantum Computer Exceeds Fastest Classical Supercomputers

  • Fresh Data from Gaia Galaxy Survey Gives Best Map Ever of the Milky Way

  • Gravitational Waves Probe Exotic Matter inside Neutron Stars

  • Physicists Achieve Best Ever Measurement of Fine-Structure Constant

  • Hints of Twisted Light Offer Clues to Dark Energy's Nature

  • Opinion

    Is the Schrödinger Equation True?

  • Endless Creation Out of Nothing

  • What Happens if an AI Gets Bored?

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