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The Best Articles in Space

The most useful articles and videos in Space from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Space Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Space by Refind users.

  1. How to Make the Universe Think for Us
  2. The race to reclaim the dark
  3. What's the real reason you can't go faster than the speed of light?
  4. A student asked her cosmology professor the meaning of life. Here was his response.
  5. How fast is gravity, exactly?

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

What is ...?

New to Space? These articles make an excellent introduction.

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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Space—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Space.

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Space, including:

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NASA History Office

This is the NASA History Office's official Twitter account. We're happy that you share our passion for aerospace history.

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NASA

There's space for everybody. ✨

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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut, back on Earth after 3 spaceflights. For events and media, please write to info@chrishadfield.ca Order books at http://chrishadfield.ca/books

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Phys.org

Science news, Technology news. Physics, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Materials, Computers, Health, Earth Science.

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Space, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Big Think

Learn from the world’s greatest thinkers. Join us on https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink.

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The New Atlantis

A magazine defending science and technology for, not on, human beings. About: http://bit.ly/2Sn51V9 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/3jultyy

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Singularity Hub

Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

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How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets 5 links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, add to reading list, save to «Made me smarter», «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.

How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Space?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Space, including Quanta Magazine, Big Think, The New Atlantis, The Ringer, Singularity Hub, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Space?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Space, including NASA History Office, Tim Urban, NASA, Chris Hadfield, Phys.org.

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