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Jupiter, Get Ready for Your Close-Up!

Juno, NASA’s new mission to Jupiter, reaches the giant planet on July 4, 2016. Among its many firsts, Juno will peer deeper than ever before beneath the Jovian clouds and will deliver the first interplanetary LEGO kit. Produced with support from Explore Scientific

June 24, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun and Lee Billings

How Astronomers Found Our Cosmic Address

The Milky Way turns out to be part of a massive supercluster of galaxies that forms one of the largest known structures in the universe. This discovery is only the beginning of a new effort to map the cosmos

June 15, 2016 — Noam I. Libeskind and R. Brent Tully

Gravitational Wave Scientists Astounded--by Your Interest

Caltech’s Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever and MIT’s Rainer Weiss were the founders of the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves. They were just awarded the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics and two of them spoke with Scientific American's Clara Moskowitz about LIGO and the public's reaction. 

June 14, 2016 — Clara Moskowitz and Steve Mirsky

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