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The UK Is Rejoining the Space Race

Virgin Orbit’s flight is expected to be just the start of the country’s launch prowess. Two more...

The Webb Space Telescope Snaps Its First Photo of an Exoplanet

The JWST’s size and sensitivity enabled it to collect more light from this planet than any previous...

Swarms of Satellites Are Tracking Illegal Fishing and Logging

Fishing boats kept washing up in Japan with dead North Koreans on board. Dozens were documented every...

New Evidence Points to the Moon Once Being Part of Earth

Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, a primordial version of Earth covered in molten lava orbited the sun....

Join Us for RE:WIRED Green

The urgency of the climate crisis is indisputable. But the response has been a series of half...

Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

On the eve of this new era of moon landings, a slew of fresh studies of PSRs...

Behold the Weird Physics of Double-Impact Asteroids

The best candidate for a binary crater on Earth today is the Lockne crater in Sweden and...

How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

Starting last Friday, the race was on—between a virus and information about it. And for a while,...