Planets form in organic soups with different ingredients, shows study

Astronomers have mapped out the chemicals inside of planetary nurseries in extraordinary detail. The newly unveiled maps reveal the locations of dozens of molecules within...

We may have detected dark energy, shows Cambridge study

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below...

Scientists find new way to search for exomoons

We’d love to find another planet like Earth. Not exactly like Earth; that’s kind of ridiculous and probably a little more science fiction than science. But...

Scientists develop cosmic concrete from space dust and astronaut blood

Transporting a single brick to Mars can cost more than a million British pounds – making the future construction of a Martian colony seem...

Men may sleep worse on nights during the first half of the lunar cycle

In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers found men's sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women's. Previous studies have...

Why are rubble pile asteroids shaped like diamonds

Scientists are fortunate enough to have detailed, close-up views of the near-Earth asteroids Bennu and Ryugu. Both asteroids have a diamond shape, for some reason. Why?...

What happened to the missing pieces of the solar system?

The early solar system was an especially violent place. The terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) likely formed by suffering countless collisions between planetesimals. But...

NASA’s Perseverance rover collects puzzle pieces of Mars’ history

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region. After collecting its...

Satellite in sun’s backyard unravels the origins of interplanetary dust

What do shooting stars and astronaut safety have in common? Both stem from the sub-microscopic rock fragments found throughout the solar system, sometimes called interplanetary...

Our Milky Way galaxy is not homogeneous, shows study

Astronomers from the UNIGE have observed the composition of the gases in our galaxy and have shown that, contrary to the models established until...

Many sunlike stars gobbled up some of their planets

New research shows that other sunlike stars in our galaxy aren’t so kind to their planets. Up to a quarter of them may consume planets...

Astronomers nail down the origins of rare loner dwarf galaxies

The results provide a blueprint for finding such systems in the universe’s quieter, emptier regions. By definition, dwarf galaxies are small and dim, with just...

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The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence of...
Something big is warping the outer solar system

Scientists discover something big is warping the outer solar system

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...
Potential human habitat located on the moon

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...

Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life

Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where...

Scientists detect a busy signal from nearby galaxy

It beats like a busy signal — one that scientists were excited to get. A new study in Nature reports the discovery of a fast...