Engineering professor works to bridge the gap between Earth, moon

Shirley Dyke doesn’t see the moon as a crater-filled sphere. She expects lunar dwellings to begin emerging in a decade, helping reach out to...

The next-generation telescopes might look first for hydrogen atmospheres

As new and more powerful telescopes blink on in the next few years, astronomers will be able to aim the megascopes at nearby exoplanets,...

A hypothetical particle that may explain the mystery of dark matter

Scientists have been able to observe the universe and determine that about 80% of the its mass appears to be “dark matter,” which exerts...

NASA has awarded a contract to manufacture more SLS rocket engines

NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to manufacture 18 additional Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engines to support...

Newly Reprocessed Images of europa reveal details in diverse surface features

The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa features a widely varied landscape, including ridges, bands, small rounded domes and disrupted spaces that geologists call "chaos...

Study examines which type of galaxies are best for technological civilizations

Giant elliptical galaxies are not as likely as previously thought to be cradles of technological civilizations such as our own, according to a recent...

Researchers have discovered possibly active lunar tectonic processes

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence...

NASA analyze the atmosphere of Super-Hot Planet WASP-79b

The weather forecast for the giant, super-hot, Jupiter-size planet WASP-79b is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, iron rain and yellow skies. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope teamed...

NASA James Telescope Unravel Riddles of a Stellar Nursery

A bustling stellar nursery in the picturesque Orion Nebula will be a subject of study for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch...

Astronomers captured images of the inner rims of planet-forming disks around...

An international team of astronomers has captured fifteen images of the inner rims of planet-forming disks located hundreds of light years away. These disks...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides new way to study the evolution of the...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides a unique new way to study the expansion history of the Universe. On 17 August 2017, the LIGO and Virgo collaborations...

A next-generation seismometer system to Measure Moonquakes

NASA hasn’t measured moonquakes since Apollo astronauts deployed a handful of measuring stations at various locations on the lunar surface and discovered unexpectedly that...

Newly discovered exoplanet three times the mass of Jupiter called Kepler-88-d

Our solar system has a king. The planet Jupiter, named for the most powerful god in the Greek pantheon, has bossed around the other...

A crew member on Apollo 8 said: the Nine Reasons to...

Earth can sometimes feel like the last place you’d want to be. Indeed, a number of explorers have devised inventive ways to move civilization...

The largest black holes ever found, with over 18 billion times...

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are completely dark and can't...

NASA’s Swift Observatory tracked water loss from an interstellar comet

For the first time, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory tracked water loss from an interstellar comet as it approached and rounded the Sun. The...

NASA CubeSat Will Shine a Laser Light on the Moon’s South...

As astronauts explore the Moon during the Artemis program, they may need to make use of the resources that already exist on the lunar...

For the first time researchers model a superluminous supernova system in...

For most of the 20th century, astronomers have scoured the skies for supernovae—the explosive deaths of massive stars—and their remnants in search of clues...

The ultraviolet light emitted by the star formation in very massive...

The sparsely distributed hot gas found today between galaxies, the intergalactic medium (IGM), is ionized. The early universe started off hot, but then it...

Spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus’s atmosphere rotating much faster

An international research team led by Takeshi Horinouchi of Hokkaido University has revealed that this ‘super-rotation’ is maintained near the equator by atmospheric tidal...

Common Envelope Shaping of Planetary Nebulae and Magnetic Solutions

Magnetic fields of order 101–102 Gauss that are present in the envelopes of red giant stars are ejected in common envelope scenarios. These fields could...

First-ever photographic proof of power-packed jet emerging from colliding galaxies

A team of Clemson University College of Science researchers, in collaboration with international colleagues, has reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet...

Tomanowos: The meteorite that survived mega-floods and human folly

The rock with arguably the most fascinating story on Earth has an ancient name: Tomanowos. It means “the visitor from heaven” in the extinct...

An Eclipsing Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovered by FAST

Using the data obtained by the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), a research team led by Prof. PAN Zhichen and Prof. LI Di...

Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space With Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of...

Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

Astronomers may have discovered a new kind of survival story: a star that had a brush with a giant black hole and lived to...

Researchers use ‘hot Jupiter’ data to mine exoplanet chemistry

After spotting a curious pattern in scientific papers – they described exoplanets as being cooler than expected – Cornell astronomers have improved a mathematical...

Astronomers find formula for subsurface oceans in exomoons

So far, the search for extraterrestrial life has focused on planets at a distance from their star where liquid water is possible on the...

New discovery: first asteroid population from outside our solar system

Ka`epaoka`awela asteroid1 surprised the world in 2018: it was the first object in the solar system that was demonstrated to be of extrasolar origin....

EXPRES looks to the skies of a scorching, distant planet

Yale technology is giving astronomers a closer look at the atmosphere of a distant planet where it’s so hot the air contains vaporized metals. The...

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