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Researchers Model Source of Eruption on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

On Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, powerful eruptions may spew into space, raising questions among hopeful astrobiologists on Earth: What would blast out from miles-high...

The Universe Is Getting Hot, Hot, Hot, a New Study Suggests

The universe is getting hotter, a new study has found. The study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, probed the thermal history of the universe over the...

Tree Rings May Hold Clues to Impacts of Distant Supernovas on Earth

Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet’s biology and geology, such as tree rings,...

Escape from Mars: How water fled the red planet

Mars once had oceans but is now bone-dry, leaving many to wonder how the water was lost. University of Arizona researchers have discovered a...

NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

On Oct. 29, mission operators sent a series of commands to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time since mid-March. The spacecraft has been flying...

Intense Radio Burst in Milky Way Could Help Resolve Origins of Mysterious Phenomenon

New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill Space Institute and McGill University Department of Physics, strongly suggest that magnetars — a...

Strongest Magnetic Field in Universe Directly Detected by X-Ray Space Observatory

The Insight-HXMT team has performed extensive observations of the accreting X-ray pulsar GRO J1008-57 and has discovered a magnetic field of ~1 billion Tesla...

An Earth-Sized Rogue Planet Discovered in the Milky Way

Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers from the...

Mars Plays Shepherd to Our Moon’s Long-Lost Twin

An international team of planetary scientists, led by astronomers at AOP, have found an asteroid trailing behind Mars with a composition very similar to...

How Many Habitable Planets Are Out There?

Thanks to new research using data from the Kepler space telescope, it’s estimated that there could be as many as 300 million potentially habitable...

Why Terraforming Mars May Not Be Possible

Colonizing Mars has for long being a much-cherished dream of mankind ever since human beings started exploring space. However, a new paper seems to...

OSIRIS-REx TAGs Surface of Asteroid Bennu

Captured on Oct. 20, 2020 during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of images shows the SamCam imager’s field of view as...

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