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    Auroras to Aid Planet Hunt?

    Radio signals from alien auroras may help expand the search for new planets outside the solar system, astronomers suggest.

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    Sun

    It may be just a star, but the sun is the center of our world. It holds the solar system together; pours life-giving light, heat, and energy on Earth; and generates space weather.

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    Origins of the Universe

    The most popular theory of our universe's origin centers on a cosmic cataclysm unmatched in all of history—the big bang.

  • Photo: Eyeball-shaped Helix Nebula

    Nebulae

    Humans have studied nebulae for centuries. But space-based and infrared telescopes that can cut through the dust are casting these cosmic cloud formations in a whole new light.

Explore space, with its mysterious galaxies and black holes, and learn more about where we have been and where we're going in this final frontier.

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'Live From Space' March 14

How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

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Phenomena

  • Explaining Stillbirth

    A new study on marmoset monkeys offers some hints about the causes of stillbirth.

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Latest Video

  • Madagascar cockroaches at the Smithsonian's Insect Zoo.

    If You're Scared of Bugs, Don't Watch This

    Behind the scenes at the Smithsonian's Insect Zoo, entomologists care for a plethora of insects, including giant cockroaches, tarantulas, and even a giant 300-legged centipede. Video.

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    Be the First to Own Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    The updated companion book to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, featuring a new forward by Neil deGrasse Tyson is now available. Proceeds support our mission programs, which protect species, habitats, and cultures.

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