Influential U.S. astronomy wish list calls for giant space telescope to spot an Earth analog | Science

Why alter a winning formula? After almost 3 years of consideration, a panel of U.S. astronomers states the nation’s most significant concern for the field must be an $11... Read more »

New research suggests explosive volcanic activity on Venus

ITHACA, N.Y. – Traces of the gas phosphine indicate volcanic activity on Venus, according to new research from Cornell University. Last fall, researchers exposed that phosphine was discovered in... Read more »

New type of massive explosion explains mystery star

IMAGE: The star SMSS J200322.54-114203.3. (centre, with crosshairs) in the south-eastern corner of the constellation Aquila (the Eagle) near the border with Capricornus and Sagittarius. view more  Credit: Da Costa/SkyMapper... Read more »

Why does Mercury have such a big iron core? Magnetism!

A brand-new research study contests the dominating hypothesis on why Mercury has a big core relative to its mantle (the layer in between a world’s core and crust). For... Read more »

Star’s death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets

Astronomers from University of Warwick and University of Exeter designing the future of uncommon planetary system discovered a planetary system of planets that will ‘pinball’ off one another Today,... Read more »

Scientists find new insights into the elusive continuous waves from spinning neutron stars

Five years on from the very first discovery of gravitational waves, a global group of scientists, consisting of from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav),... Read more »

Webb’s golden mirror wings open one last time on earth

IMAGE: The procedure of releasing, moving, broadening and unfurling all of Webb’s lots of movable pieces after they have actually been exposed to a simulated launch is the very best... Read more »

Physicists describe new type of aurora

For centuries, people in the high latitudes have actually been enthralled by auroras—the northern and southern lights. Yet even after all that time, it appears the ethereal, dancing ribbons... Read more »

Dalian coherent light source reveals oxygen production from three-body photodissociation of water

IMAGE: Dalian Coherent Light Source exposing three-body photodissociation of water as an essential prebiotic-O2 source view more  Credit: DICP The provenance of oxygen on Earth and other solar planetary bodies... Read more »

Researchers identify five double star systems potentially suitable for life

Almost half a century ago the developers of Star Wars envisioned a life-sustaining world, Tatooine, orbiting a set of stars. Now, 44 years later on, researchers have actually discovered... Read more »