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Mistaken Identity: A Presumed Supernova Is Actually Something Much Rarer

In a case of cosmic mistaken identity, an international team of astronomers revealed that what they once thought was a supernova is actually periodic...

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...

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...

Earth’s Magnetic Song Recorded for the First Time During a Solar Storm

Data from ESA’s Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie "song" that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm....

NASA’s Newest Mars Mission to Explore the Red Planet’s Core

The first NASA probe to reach Mars in six years touched down at around 3 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 26, completing a journey...

Glassy Beads Hint of a Mysterious Missing Crater

Imperial experts have found a "breadcrumb trail" of debris from an 800,000-year-old meteor impact. Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometer meteor collided with...

Why Does the Universe Have More Matter Than Antimatter?

An international team of physicists, including researchers at MIT, have reported the first results from an underground experiment designed to answer one of physics...

The Mysterious Purple Lights in the Sky Now Solved

Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing in the night sky was not normal. Bourassa, an I.T. technician in Regina, Canada, trekked outside...

Did You Know That Some Black Holes Can Erase Your Past?

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, he or she can calculate...

Geologists Discover Meteorite Hit the Isle of Skye 60 Million Years Ago

While exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye, geologists made a discovery literally out of this world — mineral forms that have only ever been...

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