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Astronomers Capture Stellar Winds in Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers have presented an explanation for the shapes of planetary nebulae. The discovery is based on a set of observations of stellar winds around...

Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, has layering that seems consistent with...

Has Earth’s Oxygen Rusted the Moon for Billions of Years?

To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on the Moon. That’s according to...

Astronomers Model, Determine How Disk Galaxies Evolve So Smoothly

Computer simulations are showing astrophysicists how massive clumps of gas within galaxies scatter some stars from their orbits, eventually creating the smooth, exponential fade...

Hubble Data Suggests an Ingredient Is Missing From Current Dark Matter Theories

Dark matter is the invisible glue that keeps stars, dust, and gas together in a galaxy. This mysterious substance makes up the bulk of...

Could Life on Mars Exist Deep Underground?

Recent science missions and results are bringing the search for life closer to home, and scientists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard &...

Carbon-Rich Exoplanets May Be Made of Diamonds

As missions like NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, TESS, and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists are increasingly able to...

Hubble Captures Crisp New Portrait of Jupiter’s Storms

This latest image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on Aug. 25, 2020, was captured when the planet was 406 million miles...

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar...

Can Life Survive A Star’s Death? Webb Telescope Will Explore

When stars like our Sun die, all that remains is an exposed core — a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents...

Where No Spacecraft Has Gone Before: Close Encounter With Binary Asteroids

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system...

Infrared Eyes on Enceladus: Hints of Fresh Ice in Northern Hemisphere

New composite images made from NASA's Cassini spacecraft are the most detailed global infrared views ever produced of Saturn's moon Enceladus. And data used...

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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...