New simulations indicate europa ejects water from its subsurface ocean into...

During a fly-by of Jupiter’s moon Europa twenty years ago, NASA’s space probe Galileo may have witnessed a plume of water. A group of...

New Comet Discovered by ESA and NASA Solar Observatory

In late May and early June, Earthlings may be able to glimpse Comet SWAN. The comet is currently faintly visible to the unaided eye...

New data explains how Pluto’s haze is formed from the faint...

When the New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto in 2015, one of the many fascinating features its images revealed was that this small, frigid...

Powerful new AI technique detects and classifies objects in astronomical images

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a powerful new computer program called Morpheus that can analyze astronomical image data pixel by pixel to...

Scientists modeled the atmosphere of mars to understand habitability

A scientist at Southwestern Research Institute created an atmospheric model on Mars to determine that the saltwater bag on the Red Planet could not...

New insights into exploding massive stars and the next generation of...

In a study recently published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers Dr Jade Powell and Dr Bernhard Mueller from the...

Researchers discovered a multilayer haze system over Saturn’s hexagon

A rich variety of meteorological phenomena take place in the extensive hydrogen atmosphere of the planet Saturn, a world about ten times the size...

The MeerKAT telescope solves mystery of ‘X’-shaped radio galaxies

Many galaxies far more active than the Milky Way have enormous twin jets of radio waves extending far into intergalactic space. Normally these go...

Scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks

Let’s start at the beginning. Before humans, before Earth, before any of the planets existed, there were baby planets — planetesimals. Coalesced from dust...

Telescopes and Spacecraft Join Forces to Probe Deep into Jupiter’s Atmosphere

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in...

A new pathfinding CubeSat mission to gather vital space weather data

NASA has selected a new pathfinding CubeSat mission to gather data not collected since the agency flew the Dynamics Explorer in the early 1980s. The...

Research proposal for rendezvous missions with interstellar objects

In 2017, a telescope in Hawaii detected our first celestial visitor from another solar system — a big deal, since we haven’t quite figured...

Astronomers discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth

A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 light-years from Earth....

The closest known brown dwarf Luhman 16A have atmosphere similar to...

A team of astronomers has discovered that the closest known brown dwarf, Luhman 16A, shows signs of cloud bands similar to those seen on...

The first time atomic layer deposition has been tried in space

Large telescopes that could be used for detecting and analyzing Earth-like planets in orbit around other stars or for peering back in time to...

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...

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