Aerospace

Exoplanets made of water are more common than we thought, shows study

A new study suggests that many more planets in distant solar systems have large amounts of water than previously thought—as much as half water...

Dust composite could be used to 3D print stuff on Mars

Mixing a small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock with a titanium alloy makes a stronger material in a 3D printing process that could...

Over-eating may be to blame for bulges in Milky Way bar

A new simulation conducted on the world’s most powerful supercomputer dedicated to astronomy has produced a testable scenario to explain the appearance of the...

More of Earth’s surface could host life, shows study

Of all known planets, Earth is as friendly to life as any planet could possibly be — or is it? If Jupiter’s orbit changes,...

Scientists detect spiraling stars, providing window into early universe

Nature likes spirals – from the whirlpool of a hurricane, to pinwheel-shaped protoplanetary disks around newborn stars, to the vast realms of spiral galaxies...

Martian rock-metal could help 3D print on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a...

Chinese astronauts successfully grow rice in space

Rice is one of the world’s staple crops. It is regularly eaten by more than half the world’s population. And now, it’s been grown in microgravity,...

What would it take to find life on Venus?

Life on Venus, or the possibility thereof, has been a hot topic as of late. There’s also been plenty of controversies, including the (still disputed)...

Some sand on Mars is actually green, shows study

NASA’s rover Perseverance has made a startling discovery on Mars. Many of the rocks in the Jezero Crater on Mars are composed of large grains...

Why does the inner solar system not spin faster?

The motion of a tiny number of charged particles may solve a long-standing mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars, according to...