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Rogue’s gallery of dusty star systems reveals exoplanet nurseries

Astronomers this month released the largest collection of sharp, detailed images of debris disks around young stars, showcasing the great variety of shapes and...

NASA Observes Large Saharan Dust Plume Over Atlantic Ocean

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite observed a huge Saharan dust plume streaming over the North Atlantic Ocean, beginning on June 13. Satellite data showed the...

Researchers shed new light on solar flares

Solar flares are explosions on the surface of the Sun that release an enormous amount of energy, equivalent to a trillion 'Little Boy' atomic...

4000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4000th...

Astronomers detect regular rhythm of radio waves, with origins unknown

A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown...

As many as six billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, according...

There may be as many as one Earth-like planet for every five Sun-like stars in the Milky way Galaxy, according to new estimates by...

A mirror image of Earth and Sun

Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits a Sun-like star. And...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields...

Astronomers confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting...

Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from SRON and RuG have now used a record-sample of galaxies to...

A new technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and...

On land, it’s fairly obvious where one ecological region ends and another begins, for instance at the boundary between a desert and savanna. In...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The simulations show that...

A mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of...

Astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of ‘missing matter’, long predicted to exist in the Universe but never...

Swarm probes weakening of Earth’s magnetic field

In an area stretching from Africa to South America, Earth’s magnetic field is gradually weakening. This strange behaviour has geophysicists puzzled and is causing...

The first known Jupiter Trojan asteroid to have sprouted a comet-like...

Asteroids and comets are often thought of as distinct types of small bodies, but astronomers have discovered an increasing number of “crossovers.” These objects...

A neutron star binary this massive has never been seen in...

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists announced the second detection of a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. The...

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments inside cygnus spacecraft

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments last week when Saffire IV lit a number of longer, stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus...

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx ready for touchdown on asteroid bennu’s surface

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is officially prepared for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and...

ESO telescope have revealed the telltale signs of a star system...

Observations made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) have revealed the telltale signs of a star system being born. Around...

Sea ice extent in the Southern Ocean may increase with glacial...

Tucked away at the very bottom of the globe surrounding Antarctica, the Southern Ocean has never been easy to study. Its challenging conditions have...

Magnetic north and the elongating blob

For some years now, scientists have been puzzling over why the north magnetic pole has been making a dash towards Siberia. Thanks, in part,...

Tiny NASA Satellite Captures First Image of Clouds and Aerosols

The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved “first light” on April 16. The tiny satellite sent back its very first image over Europe with...

Laser-powered rover to explore Moon’s dark shadows

A laser light shone through the dark could power robotic exploration of the most tantalising locations in our Solar System: the permanently-shadowed craters around...

Astronomers found new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one...

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...

ESA’s Aeolus mission has already been hailed a success

Today, this extraordinary satellite mission has reached new heights: its data will now be distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less...

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...

Researchers have unraveled how such a plasma emits EUV light at...

Extreme ultraviolet light (EUV light) does not naturally occur on earth, but it can be produced. In the latest nanolithography machines, that is realized...

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...

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