Space

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars

What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common? The answer...

Why China Is Going to Mars

In July, China launched its first Mars exploration mission called Tianwen-1, consisting of an orbiter, rover, and a lander. The objective of the mission...

Some Planets May Be Better for Life Than Earth

Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our Solar System that may have conditions...

Planets Start to Form While Infant Stars Are Still Growing

Astronomers have found compelling evidence that planets start to form while infant stars are still growing. The high-resolution image obtained with the Atacama Large...

Chronicling Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy

To understand the significance of the Spitzer Space Telescope on the understanding of our Solar System, think of what the steam engine meant for...

New Measurements of the Solar Spectrum Verify Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

An international team of researchers led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has measured, with unprecedented accuracy, the gravitational redshift of the...

Hubble Sees Swirls of Forming Stars

At around 60 million light-years from Earth, the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC 1365, is captured beautifully in this image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space...

Looking for Pieces of Venus? Try the Moon

A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin...

ESO Telescope Spots Galaxies Trapped in the Web of a Supermassive Black Hole

With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole when the Universe was...

Astronomers Reveal First Direct Image of Beta Pictoris c Using the GRAVITY Instrument

The vast majority of planets near foreign stars are discovered by astronomers with the help of sophisticated methods. The exoplanet does not appear in...

‘Echo Mapping’ in Faraway Galaxies Could Measure Vast Cosmic Distances

When you look up at the night sky, how do you know whether the specks of light that you see are bright and far...

Recipe is Different, but Saturn’s Moon Titan Has Ingredients for Life

Catherine Neish is counting the days until her space launch. While the Western planetary geologist isn't space-suiting up for her own interstellar voyage, she...

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The Christmas holiday season is upon us and it will soon be time for celebrations, gift-giving, and other happy occasions. For many parents, this...

A Chinese Entrepreneur Predicts His Tragic Ending

In 1985, Sun Dawu, who has become a Chinese entrepreneur, and his wife started their business with a thousand chickens and 50 pigs. Ten...

Researchers Find Connection Between Household Chemicals and Gut Microbiome

A team of researchers for the first time has found a correlation between the levels of bacteria and fungi, the gut microbiome, in the...