ASTRONOMY

The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led by the University of Bern and members of the National Center of...
The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses. A group of researchers led by Dr Jens Karstens from the GEOMAR...

How much of Venus’s atmosphere is coming from volcanoes?

There's a lot we don't know about the planet nearest to us. Venus is shrouded in clouds, making speculation about what's happening on its...

Why is it so hard to drill off Earth?

Humans have been digging underground for millennia—on the Earth. It's where we extract some of our most valuable resources that have moved society forward....

Scientists solve a long-standing mystery surrounding the moon’s ‘lopsided’ geology

About 4.5 billion years ago, a small planet smashed into the young Earth, flinging molten rock into space. Slowly, the debris coalesced, cooled and...

The sun was born when a dense gas cloud collapsed 4.6 billion years ago

While the upcoming total solar eclipse is a special moment to reflect on our place in the universe, scientists have been studying the birth...

What do scientists hope to learn from total solar eclipse in US?

When a rare total solar eclipse sweeps across North America on Monday, scientists will be able to gather invaluable data on everything from the...

Curiosity rover searches for new clues about Mars’ ancient water

NASA's Curiosity rover has begun exploring a new region of Mars, one that could reveal more about when liquid water disappeared once and for...

One impact on Mars produced more than 2 billion secondary craters, finds study

There are plenty of craters on Mars, especially when compared to Earth. That is primarily thanks to the lack of weathering forces and strong...

Study: Dark matter does not exist and the universe is 27 billion years old

The fabric of the cosmos, as we currently understand it, comprises three primary components: ‘normal matter,’ ‘dark energy,’ and ‘dark matter.’ However, new research...

Giant volcano discovered on Mars

In a groundbreaking announcement at the 55th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas, scientists revealed the discovery of a giant...

NASA unveils design for message heading to Jupiter’s moon Europa

When it launches in October, the agency's Europa Clipper spacecraft will carry a richly layered dispatch that includes more than 2.6 million names submitted...

Jupiter’s moon Europa produces less oxygen than we thought—it may affect our chances of finding life there

Jupiter's icy moon Europa has long been thought of as one of the most habitable worlds in the Solar System. Now the Juno mission...

Earth’s early evolution: Fresh insights from rocks formed 3.5 billion years ago

Our Earth is around 4.5 billion years old. Way back in its earliest years, vast oceans dominated. There were frequent volcanic eruptions and, because...

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