NASA’s Hubble finds tiny “electric soccer balls” in space, helps solve interstellar mystery

NASA’s Hubble finds tiny “electric soccer balls” in space, helps solve interstellar mystery

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls. This shades light on the mysterious...
Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

A team of researchers identified the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Using the Subaru Telescope, the researchers examined the boundary of the stellar...
'Bathtub rings' around Titan's lakes might be made of alien crystals

‘Bathtub rings’ around Titan’s lakes might be made of alien crystals

The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to a new study. Scientists have discovered new compounds and...

Scientists use X-rays from faraway galaxy cluster to reveal secrets of plasma

Most visible matter in the universe doesn’t look like our textbook picture of a nucleus surrounded by tethered electrons. Out beyond our borders, inside massive...
Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

To say there are some myths circulating about Martian dust storms would be an understatement. Mars is known for its globe-encircling dust storms, the likes...

Scientists find two Earth-like planets orbiting a red dwarf only 12.5 light-years away

In the past few decades, there has been an explosion in the number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System. With over 4,000 confirmed exoplanets...
This black hole is 40 times smaller than we thought

This black hole is 40 times smaller than we thought

A black hole at the center of a nearby dwarf galaxy, called NGC 4395, is about 40 times smaller than previously thought, report researchers. If...
300 stars show our solar system may be special

300 stars show our solar system may be special

Our solar system may have rare qualities that could possibly be related to the habitability of Earth. Over the past four years, an instrument attached...
NASA’s Hubble captures elusive, irregular galaxy

NASA’s Hubble captures elusive, irregular galaxy

This image shows an irregular galaxy named IC 10, a member of the Local Group — a collection of over 50 galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood that includes the...

Astronomers see ‘warm’ glow of Uranus’s rings

The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes -- they weren't even discovered until 1977 -- but they're surprisingly bright...

Scientists capture first polarized radio signals from distant cosmic explosion

An international team of astronomers has captured the first-ever polarized radio waves from a distant cosmic explosion. This explosive event (known as gamma-ray burst GRB...
What is an atomic clock?

What is an atomic clock?

The clock is ticking: A technology demonstration that could transform the way humans explore space is nearing its target launch date of June 24,...

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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 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....
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...
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...