Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Space

Earthly Rocks Point Way to Water Hidden on Mars

A combination of a once-debunked 19th-century identification of a water-carrying iron mineral and the fact that these rocks are extremely common on Earth, suggests...

Astronomers Discover What to Feed Black Holes

The black holes at the centers of galaxies are the most mysterious objects in the Universe, not only because of the huge quantities of...

Gravitational Lensing Aids Hubble in Viewing Faraway Galaxies

The center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a...

Activity on Largest Comet Ever Found

A newly discovered visitor to the outer edges of our Solar System has been shown to be the largest comet ever, thanks to the...

Ride With Juno as It Flies Past the Solar System’s Biggest Moon and Jupiter

On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a...

Galactic Fireworks: Stunning Features of Nearby Galaxies Revealed

Using the most advanced telescopes on Earth and in orbit, scientists like Dr Rebecca McElroy have gained unprecedented access to nearby galaxies, investigating how...

Scientists Solve 40-Year Mystery Over Jupiter’s X-ray Aurora

A research team co-led by UCL has solved a decades-old mystery as to how Jupiter produces a spectacular burst of X-rays every few minutes....

Rare Meteorite Could Hold Secrets to Life on Earth

Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science...

New Clues to Why There’s so Little Antimatter in the Universe

Why is there so little antimatter in the universe? Imagine a dust particle in a storm cloud, and you can get an idea of...

A Massive Protocluster of Submillimeter Galaxies in the Early Universe

Submillimeter galaxies (SMGs) are a class of the most luminous, distant, and rapidly star-forming galaxies known and can shine brighter than a trillion Suns...

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