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Penguin hemoglobin evolved to meet oxygen demands of diving

More than 50 million years ago, the lovable tuxedoed birds began leaving their avian relatives at the shoreline by waddling to the water’s edge...

Melting glaciers could speed up carbon emissions

Melting glaciers could be triggering a ‘feedback process’ that causes further climate change, according to new research. An international research team led by the University...

Hubble Sees Changing Seasons on Saturn

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a view of changes in Saturn’s vast and turbulent atmosphere as the planet’s northern hemisphere summer transitions...

Powerful stratospheric winds measured on Jupiter

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a partner, a team of astronomers have directly measured...

NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora

NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA’s contribution to the...

White house releases national strategy for planetary protection

The National Strategy for Planetary Protection reflects the critical importance of planetary protection to the future of space science, exploration, and life on Earth....

Surveys identify relationship between waves, coastal cliff erosion

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers have uncovered how rain and waves act on different parts of coastal cliffs. Following three years...

Exoplanet around distant star resembles our reputed ‘Planet Nine’

Astronomers are still searching for a hypothetical “Planet Nine” in the distant reaches of our solar system, but an exoplanet 336 light years from...

NASA Moves Forward With Campaign to Return Mars Samples to Earth

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are moving to the next phase in a campaign to deepen understanding of whether life ever existed on...

Puzzling ‘cold quasar’ forming new stars in spite of active galactic...

Researchers from the University of Kansas have described a galaxy more than 5.25 billion light years away undergoing a rarely seen stage in its...

Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be...

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over...

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the...

NASA TV Coverage Set for Next Space Station Resupply Mission with...

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:39 a.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 5, for the launch of its 21st commercial resupply services (CRS-21) mission...

New insights into how the CRISPR immune system evolved

With new insights into how the genetic tool CRISPR which allows direct editing of our genes  evolved and adapted, we are now one step...

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...

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