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Scientists discover pulsating remains of a star in an eclipsing double star system

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a pulsating ancient star in a double star system. The new finding will allow scientists to access...

The axion particle solves three mysteries of the universe

A hypothetical particle called the axion could solve one of physics’ great mysteries: the excess of matter over antimatter, or why we’re here at...

Mercury’s 400 C heat may help it make its own ice

It is already hard to believe that there is ice on Mercury, where daytime temperatures reach 400 degrees Celsius, or 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Now an...

Scientists discover new minor planets beyond Neptune

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), researchers have found more than 300 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), minor planets located in the far reaches...

Scientists find an exoplanet where it rains iron

Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day...

Earth and moon not identical oxygen twins as previously thought

Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen...

Scientists discover new type of pulsating star

A star that pulsates on just one side has been discovered in the Milky Way about 1500 light years from Earth. It is the first...

Curiosity finds organic molecules that could have been produced by life on Mars

What do coal, crude oil, and truffles have in common? Go ahead. We’ll wait. The answer is thiophenes, a molecule that behaves a lot like benzene....

Astronomers say star Betelgeuse isn’t about to pop, just dusty

Late last year, news broke that the star Betelgeuse was fading significantly, ultimately dropping to around 40% of its usual brightness. The activity fueled popular...

Our universe might just be curved

We may live in a sphere-shaped universe, a new study suggests. The theory contradicts the conventional idea that the universe stretches infinitely in all directions More...