Apollo mission rocks shed light on the moon’s early history

Volcanic rock samples collected during NASA’s Apollo missions bear the isotopic signature of key events in the early evolution of the moon, a new...

Dust particles from Mars can make little sparks

Friction that results from dry Martian dust particles making contact with each other may produce electrical discharge at the surface and in the planet’s...

Scientists find 1.3 million binary stars around us

The latest star data from the Gaia space observatory has for the first time allowed astronomers to generate a massive 3D atlas of widely...

Meteorites reveal the origin of heaviest elements in our solar system

Scientists went back to the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago to gain new insights into the cosmic origin of the...

Comet stops for a rest near Jupiter’s asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place...

Scientists reveal origins of the highest energy particles in the Universe

A team of scientists has detected the presence of a high-energy neutrino--a particularly elusive particle--in the wake of a star's destruction as it is...

Has Earth been visited by an alien spaceship?

A highly unusual object was spotted travelling through the solar system in 2017. Given a Hawaiian name,ʻOumuamua, it was small and elongated – a few...

Life from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars, shows study

Some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive on the surface of Mars, finds a new study by NASA and German Aerospace Center scientists. The researchers...

Our Milky Way galaxy may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like...

Astronomers have long been looking into the vast universe in hopes of discovering alien civilizations. But for a planet to have life, liquid water must...

Newly arrived Mars rovers are safe from lightning strikes, shows study

If experiments done in small bottles in a University of Oregon lab are accurate, the friction of colliding Martian dust particles are unlikely to...

Moonlight does affect human sleep patterns, shows study

Stayed up past your bedtime? Check the lunar cycle. Moonlight might be to blame. A new study co-authored by Yale anthropologists Claudia Valeggia and Eduardo Fernández-Duque...

Did a comet wipe out the dinosaurs?

About 66 million years ago a massive chunk of rock slammed into Earth in what is the modern-day Yucatan Peninsula. The impact extinguished about 75%...

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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...