Why is the sun’s atmosphere so hot? Spacecraft starts to unravel our star’s mysteries

If you ask a child to paint a picture of the sun, you will most likely get a bright yellow circle on a piece...

Parker Solar Probe’s first discoveries: Odd phenomena in space weather, solar wind

Last summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe split the predawn skies in a blaze of light as it headed closer to the sun than any...

Researchers find new way to search for life on exoplanets

A Cornell senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. Zifan Lin...

NASA’s Hubble spots galaxy’s dramatic details

Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. Such explosions, known as...

Hibernation could make deep space exploration a reality, study shows

Space travelers sleeping in hibernation chambers before continuing with their missions, whether to go on a trip to Jupiter or hunt down an extraterrestrial...

NASA’s Parker probe traces solar wind to its source on sun’s surface

A year ago, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any satellite in history, collecting a spectacular trove of data from...

Scientists find first giant planet around white dwarf

Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet...

Metal-rich stars not necessarily make metal-rich planets, shows new study

Unraveling this surprising discrepancy could reveal new details about the planet formation process. A surprising analysis of the composition of gas giant exoplanets and their...

Scientists find fast way to detect atmospheres on rocky exoplanets

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, one of its most anticipated contributions to astronomy will be the study of exoplanets—planets orbiting...

Scientists catch a natural comet outburst in unprecedented detail

Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers at the University of Maryland (UMD), in College Park, Maryland, have captured a clear...

Mars: we may have solved the mystery of how its landslides form

Some landslides on Mars seem to defy an important law of physics. “Long, runout landslides” are formed by huge volumes of rock and soil moving...

Scientists find the lost Vikram Lunar Lander

The Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander was targeted for a highland smooth plain about 600 kilometers from the south pole on the Moon. Unfortunately, the Indian...

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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 find the photo evidence of life on Mars

Researchers analyzed a number of photos from various Mars rovers and found insect-like and reptile-like forms in the images, appearing to verify that life...

Scientists reveal the critical moment that kickstarted the Big Bang in early universe

As the Big Bang theory goes, somewhere around 13.8 billion years ago the universe exploded into being, as an infinitely small, compact fireball of...