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 in 2023 so far.

  1. How to Make the Universe Think for Us
  2. An Enormous Gravity ‘Hum’ Moves Through the Universe
  3. A New Theory for the Assembly of Life in the Universe
  4. The strongest evidence for a Universe before the Big Bang
  5. In New Paradox, Black Holes Appear to Evade Heat Death

Videos

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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

There's space for everybody. ✨ Verification: http://nasa.gov/socialmedia

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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. Verification: http://nasa.gov/socialmedia

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Phys.org

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

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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

What is Refind?

Every day Refind picks the most relevant links from around the web for you. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.

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 the most relevant links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, mark as read, read later, «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.

Who are the thought leaders in Space?

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

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Can I submit a link?

Indirectly, by using Refind and saving links from outside (e.g., via our extensions).

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When you’re logged-in, you can flag any link via the «More» (...) menu. You can also report problems via email to hello@refind.com

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