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Scientists explore the real impact of Starlink Satellites

Since 2019, SpaceX has been launching an increasing number of internet satellites into orbit around Earth. The satellite constellation, called Starlink, now includes nearly 1,800...

How a bubble gives birth to young stars

The Earth sits in a 1,000-light-year-wide void surrounded by thousands of young stars — but how did those stars form? In a paper published in...

Scientists detect rare “X” particles in quark-gluon plasma for the first time

In the first millionths of a second after the Big Bang, the universe was a roiling, trillion-degree plasma of quarks and gluons — elementary...

This tiny Saturn moon could have an ocean inside

A Southwest Research Institute scientist set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered...

Scientists find the “heart” of the Milky Way galaxy

New study finds mass at the center of the Milky Way is 99.9% from a supermassive black hole. At the center of the Milky Way...

Newly discovered carbon may yield clues to ancient Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back...

How rogue planets in interstellar space ended up on their own

We now know of almost 5,000 planets outside the Solar System. If you were to picture what it would be like on one of these...

Organic molecules found in this Martian meteorite are not from the Earth, shows study

Organic molecules found in a meteorite that hurtled to Earth from Mars were synthesized during interactions between water and rocks that occurred on the...

Slushy magma ocean helped form the Moon’s crust, shows study

Scientists have shown how the freezing of a ‘slushy’ ocean of magma may be responsible for the composition of the Moon’s crust. The scientists, from...

Scientists report the second supermoon beyond our solar system

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. If confirmed, the sighting could mean that exomoons are as...