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Past articles by Harrison:

We Watched the Perseid Meteor Shower from the 1st Dark Sky Reserve in the US

The Perseid meteor shower dazzles skywatchers every year around mid-August. This year, I traveled to the recently accredited Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve to watch the event under some of the country's darkest skies. → Read More

In Central Idaho, the Perseid Meteor Shower Will Shine in Country's Darkest Skies

Get ready for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend. The stunning event will appear in skies across the country, and we're traveling to perhaps the best location to watch the shower: the recently accredited Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. → Read More

Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source Is a Triumph of 'Multimesssenger Astronomy'

The discovery of a cosmic-ray source is a triumph of multimesssenger astronomy, in which scientists use multiple types of signals to probe deep cosmological questions. → Read More

Tim Dodd Is the Everyday Astronaut: An Origin Story

It sounds like something out of a comic book: A normal man gets a special suit and vows to use his newfound powers for good. But Tim Dodd isn't a superhero. He's the Everyday Astronaut. → Read More

Two Nova Documentaries Will Explore Humanity's Biggest Questions About the Universe

Two Nova documentaries airing this month explore life in the universe as well as dark matter and dark energy. → Read More

I Rode a Lego Millennium Falcon Pedicab for 'Star Wars Day' and It Was Awesome

Lego had a special surprise for "Star Wars" fans in New York City in celebration of Star Wars Day, or "May the Fourth," as fans call it. The company built a 20,300-brick Millennium Falcon pedicab that offered free rides around Manhattan's Bryant Park. → Read More

A Lego Millennium Falcon Pedicab Will Cruise NYC Streets This 'Star Wars Day'!

Fans can cruise the streets of Manhattan in a 20,300-brick Lego Millennium Falcon pedicab for Star Wars Day (May 4). → Read More

A Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions Passes Final Major Ground Tests

Scientists, engineers and reporters gathered at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland to announce the latest results of the Kilopower nuclear power plant project. → Read More

NASA Kills Lunar-Resources Mission Despite Push to Return to the Moon

NASA has cancelled a mission to assay the resources available to humans on the moon, despite the Trump administration making it a priority to send humans back there. → Read More

Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video

The National Geographic Channel has released the first 3D, 360-degree video of space, and it's left us speechless. → Read More

Stunning Video Offers a Quick Tour of the Crab Nebula

NASA's Chandra Observatory has enabled scientists to study the inner workings of the crab nebula. → Read More

'Flames in Space' Might Help Clean Earth's Air (Video)

Studying how flames burn in microgravity is helping scientists understand combustion. The insights learned could help reduce pollution here on Earth, according to a video released by NASA. → Read More

This Gorgeous Video Helps Explain Why NASA Is Studying Cosmic Shock Waves

Like a ship cruising the seas or a fighter jet going supersonic, astronomic objects also make shock waves through the medium in which they travel. → Read More

NASA's TESS Satellite Will Supercharge Search for Nearby, Earth-Like Worlds

On Monday, April 16, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA's new exoplanet hunter will train its sights on nearer, brighter stars than its predecessors did. → Read More

This Is (Probably) the Only Way Dark Matter Interacts with Ordinary Matter

New, more accurate measurements of a group of colliding galaxies appear to indicate that dark matter interacts with itself and ordinary matter only via gravity, reversing conclusions scientists had drawn from observations three years earlier. → Read More

'2001 A Space Odyssey' 50 Years On: Q&A with Computer Scientist Stephen Wolfram

In April 1968, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke released “2001: A Space Odyssey," which has delighted and confounded audiences for 50 years now. → Read More

Smithsonian Channel Specials Tell Humanity's Story, from the Big Bang to Colonizing Space

Four exciting space documentaries will make their American debut on the Smithsonian Channel over the next two Sundays (March 25 and April 1). Together, the films tell humanity's story from the perspective of space. → Read More

Stephen Hawking Will Explore Humanity's Future in One of His Last Film Appearances

Stephen Hawking has cemented his place in humanity's collective memory. See him in one of his last film appearances as he convinces you that humans are headed for the stars. → Read More

4 Smithsonian Space Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss

Space enthusiasts, make room in your calendars. The Smithsonian Channel will premier two back-to-back space documentaries in late March and early April. → Read More

NASA's Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA's robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is headed home soon for a long-overdue repair. A litany of problems has kept the robot offline since it was upgraded with legs in 2014. → Read More