Something is lurking in the heart of quasar 3C 279

One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now...

What makes Saturn’s atmosphere so hot

The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants -- Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune -- are hot, just like Earth's. But unlike Earth, the...

Scientists solve the mysteries of Uranus’ oddities

The ice giant Uranus' unusual attributes have long puzzled scientists. All of the planets in our Solar System revolve around the Sun in the same...

Our Milky Way’s satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation

Just as the sun has planets and the planets have moons, our galaxy has satellite galaxies, and some of those might have smaller satellite...

Astronaut pee will help build bases on the Moon

In the next few decades, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Russia all plan to create outposts on the lunar surface that...

‘Black beauty’ meteorite reveals watery past on Mars

Mars likely received water from at least two vastly different sources early in its history, according to new research. The variability the researchers found implies...

Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...

Early Mars had more than one different water sources, says new study

In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a...

Astronaut urine could help build future moon bases

Future moon bases could be built with 3D printers that mix materials such as moon regolith, water and astronauts' urine. The modules that the major...

Dark matter isn’t behind mysterious space signals from nearby galaxies

Researchers have ruled out dark matter being responsible for mysterious electromagnetic signals previously observed from nearby galaxies. Prior to the new work there were high...

Scientists find one more secret in decades-old Voyager 2 data

Eight and a half years into its grand tour of the solar system, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft was ready for another encounter. It was Jan....

Scientists look for dark matter close to home

Eighty-five percent of the universe is composed of dark matter, but we don't know what, exactly, it is. A new study from the University of...

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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 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...

This new planet is unlike anything found in the solar system

When astronomers look around the solar system, they find that planets can be made out of almost anything. Terrestrial planets like Earth, Mars, and...

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...