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Moonlight, moon bright, how bright is the moon you see tonight? Science doesn’t know for sure.
A new book surveys penguin biology and Antarctic exploration history.
The crew endured the long darkness of the polar winter, when temperatures can plummet as low as –50° Celsius and evacuation is impossible.
Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!
#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek
The intense gravitational pull of a black hole bends the light around it. #blackholeweek