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Scientists trace dust grain’s journey through newborn solar system

New study reveals clues about the origin of crystals that formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. Scientists have reconstructed in unprecedented detail the history...

‘Pack ice’ tectonics reveal Venus’ geological secrets

A new analysis of Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like...

Astronomers find a blinking star near the center of the Milky Way

In this week’s edition of new unexplained astronomical phenomena, a team of astronomers led by Dr. Leigh Smith from Cambridge found a star 100...

How could a galaxy exist with almost no dark matter?

Three years ago, a team of astronomers led by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum surprised the scientific community with the discovery of a far-off galaxy...

Many Milky Way stars could host planets like Earth, shows study

Researchers have developed a new method for better understanding the relationship between a star’s chemical composition and planet formation. The researchers found that the majority...

How a supermassive black hole originates

Supermassive black holes, or SMBHs, are black holes with masses that are several million to billion times the mass of our sun. The Milky Way...

Scientists solve the mystery behind the “Great Dimming” of the Betelgeuse star

Scientists have unraveled the mystery behind why Betelgeuse – a star in the constellation of Orion visible with the naked eye - became visibly...

Dark matter is slowing the spin of the Milky Way’s galactic bar

For 30 years, astrophysicists have predicted such a slowdown, but this is the first time it has been measured. The researchers say it gives a...

Scientists map the boundary of heliosphere for the first time

For the first time, the boundary of the heliosphere has been mapped, giving scientists a better understanding of how solar and interstellar winds interact. "Physics...

Asteroid 16 Psyche may be less metallic than expected

The widely studied metallic asteroid known as 16 Psyche might not be as metallic or dense as once thought, researchers report. The asteroid was long...