The universe is constantly being created—and destroyed. Discover how these processes work, and how they may hold clues to how the universe began.
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Details of the big bang are obscured by billions of years of cosmic history. But high-tech orbiting telescopes are lifting the veil on our universe's formative years.
Supernovae occur when large stars collapse, ejecting plumes of gas, dust, and energy. Scientists study the remnants of these blasts for clues about the life and death of stars.
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.
Space-based telescopes have revealed the complex and beautiful details of thousands of our universe's far-flung galaxies.
The Innovators Project
Abdel Kader Haidara had made it his life's work to document Mali's illustrious past. When the jihadists came, he led the rescue operation to save 350,000 manuscripts.
'Live From Space' March 14
How to Feed Our Growing Planet
National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.
They effectively "tape" their internal organs to their ribs and hips to prevent pressure on the lungs. By Ed Yong.
Mule deer overcome modern-day obstacles to make the migratory trek that they've likely been making for generations.
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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.