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The universe bathes in a sea of light, from the blue-white flickering of young stars to the deep red glow of hydrogen clouds. Beyond the...

Europe’s largest meteorite crater home to deep ancient life

Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains...

Mars used to have salty lakes

Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth and went through wet and dry periods, according to a new study. As reported in...

Comets and interstellar objects could be exporting Earth life out into the Milky Way

For over a century, proponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets, asteroids, space dust, and planetoids. But in...

Mars once had salt lakes similar to Earth

Mars has undergone wet and dry periods and salt lakes formed similar to some found in South America. Mars once had salt lakes that are...

Ancient stars shed light on Earth’s similarities to other planets

Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth...

Gas ‘waterfalls’ reveal infant planets around young star

For the first time, astronomers using ALMA have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around...

Astronomer gets best look at first interstellar comet

David Jewitt, a UCLA professor of planetary science and astronomy, has captured the best and sharpest look at a comet from outside of our...

NASA’s Hubble observes 1st confirmed interstellar comet

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov — whose speed and trajectory indicate...

Why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe

At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When...

Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as magnifying lens to detect dwarf galaxy for the...

Researchers have for the first time used a massive cluster of galaxies as a huge magnifying lens to detect a small, star-forming dwarf galaxy. Astronomers...

This black hole crackles and flares violently

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing...

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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 new way to protect the Earth from asteroids

Scientists find a new way to protect the Earth from asteroids

In 2013, Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere. The meteor is not a big one....
Scientists discover our planet is a stable version of the Sun

Scientists discover our planet is a stable version of the Sun

In a new study, scientists have found that Earth is made of the same elements as the Sun. However, there are less volatile elements such...
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

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...