Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

IMAGE: This is a a Venus Atmospheric Maneuverable Platform, or VAMP. The airplane, which would fly like an airplane and drift like a blimp, might assist check out the... Read more »

Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.– As part of an effort to recognize far-off worlds congenial to life, NASA has actually developed a crowdsourcing task where volunteers browse telescopic images for proof of... Read more »

Dark matter goes missing in oddball galaxy

Galaxies and dark matter fit like peanut butter and jelly. You generally do not discover one without the other. For that reason, scientists were shocked when they discovered a... Read more »

Penn State participates in consortium to demonstrate remote monitoring of nuclear reactors

Penn State scientists will take part in a brand-new global multi-laboratory and multi-university cooperation led by Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) that utilizes the uncommon attributes of the evasive... Read more »

Decades of research identify source of galaxy-sized stream of gas

MADISON, Wis.– A cloud of gas 300,000 light-years long is arching around the Galaxy, shunted far from 2 dwarf galaxies orbiting our own. For years, astronomers have actually needed... Read more »

Double or nothing: Astronomers rethink quasar environment

IMAGE: Stars suggest quasars and intense (faint) galaxies at the very same date are revealed as circles (dots). The galaxy overdensity with regard to the typical density is revealed... Read more »

15 new planets confirmed around cool dwarf stars

Researchers report the presence of 15 brand-new worlds– consisting of one ‘super-Earth’ that might harbor liquid water– orbiting little, cool stars near our planetary system. These stars, called red... Read more »

Unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map

IMAGE: Hyper Suprime-Cam image of a location with a highly significant dark matter halo detected through the weak gravitational lensing technique. This halo is so massive that some of the... Read more »

Can strongly lensed type 1a supernovae resolve cosmology’s biggest controversy?

In 1929 Edwin Hubble surprised many people—including Albert Einstein—when he showed that the universe is expanding. Another bombshell came in 1998 when two teams of astronomers proved that cosmic... Read more »