Space

Recently Discovered Comet Seen During 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

As Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, unbeknownst to skywatchers, a tiny speck was flying past the Sun...

Study Finds Meteoric Evidence for a Previously Unknown Asteroid

A Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists has identified a potentially new meteorite parent asteroid by studying a small shard of a meteorite that...

Hubble Pins Down Weird Exoplanet with Far-Flung Orbit

A exoplanet in an unlikely orbit around a double star 336 light-years away may offer a clue to a mystery much closer to home:...

Space Weather Discovery Puts ‘Habitable Planets’ at Risk

Using radio signals as an indicator of stellar activity will allow astronomers to determine "space weather" in nearby solar systems. The news is not...

New Research Predicts Sunspot Cycle Could Be One of the Strongest on Record

In direct contradiction to the official forecast, a team of scientists led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is predicting that Sunspot...

Scientists Get the Lowdown on Super-Hot Atmosphere of the Sun

An orbiting instrument hints at how stored magnetic energy heats solar atmosphere. A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a...

Asteroid Ryugu Dust Delivered to Earth; NASA Astrobiologists Prepare to Probe It

On Dec. 6 local time (Dec. 5 in the United States), Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 dropped a capsule to the ground in the Australian Outback from...

New Insights on Health Effects of Space Flight

The historic NASA Twins Study investigated identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and provided new information on the health effects of spending time...

Rapid-Forming Giants Could Disrupt Spiral Protoplanetary Discs

Giant planets that developed early in a star system’s life could solve a mystery of why spiral structures are not observed in young protoplanetary...

New Hubble Space Telescope Data Explains Missing Dark Matter

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides further evidence for tidal disruption in the galaxy NGC 1052-DF4. This result explains a previous...

Space Worms Experiment Reveals Gravity Affects Genes

Living at low gravity affects cells at the genetic level, according to a study of worms in space. Genetic analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans worms on the International Space...

Ancient Zircon Minerals From Mars Reveal Its Elusive Internal Structure

The uranium-bearing mineral zircon is an abundant constituent of Earth's continental crust, providing information about the age and origin of the continents and large...

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