Ghost particles: how galaxies helped us weigh the lightest neutrino – and why it...

Even when you close your eyes at night, 100 billion neutrinos produced in the sun will pass through them – travelling close to the...

Scientists discover a giant planet around 2,800 times the mass of earth

Astronomers have discovered a new planet around a nearby star that is nine times the mass of Jupiter and more than 2,800 times the...

Some exoplanets may have better conditions for life than Earth, says study

A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. "This is a surprising conclusion", said...

30 years ago: NASA’s Voyager 2 made a historic Neptune flyby

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our...

Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet’s colorful belts

Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing...

NASA gets a rare look at a rocky exoplanet’s surface

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting...

Scientists discover a naked Earth-sized exoplanet without atmosphere

Scientists have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere — and found none. Atmospheres have previously been detected on planets much larger...

Mars climate was warm enough to have rainstorms and flowing water in ancient time

A new study of conditions on Mars indicates that the climate 3 to 4 billion years ago was warm enough to provoke substantial rainstorms...

Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

Scientists, including from Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. Neutron stars and...

Glitch in neutron star reveals its hidden secrets

Neutron stars are not only the densest objects in the Universe, but they also rotate very fast and regularly. Until they suddenly don’t. The “glitch” happens...

Milky Way’s black hole just flared, growing 75 times as bright for a few...

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it’s still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it’s about...

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In a recent study, researchers found compelling evidence of a yet-to-be-discovered planetary body with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth. The mysterious...
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Scientists discover potential human habitat on the moon

In a recent study, researchers found potential human habitat on the moon. They found a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of...
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U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won’t be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track...
Scientists discover our planet is a stable version of the Sun

Scientists discover our planet is a stable version of the Sun

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