A Distant Galaxy Belched Out A Powerful Burst Of X-Rays And Astronomers Don't Know Why
In October 2014, something within this galaxy — located over 10 billion light-years from Earth — erupted brightly in X-rays, becoming a 1,000 times brighter.
Trump's Climate Change Order: EPA Accidentally Releases Statement Slamming 'Irrational' Move
The EPA statement, which mistakenly attributed a quote from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia), has since been corrected.
HIV Vaccine Update: Researchers Develop New Technique To 'Fingerprint' Virus
Using the technique, which involved the use of mass spectrometry, researchers can now analyze the glycan shield on the virus' protective outer glycoprotein layer.
Astronomers Discover Asteroid Playing A Cosmic Game Of Chicken With Jupiter
The asteroid, 2015 BZ509, is the only known object in the solar system to have a retrograde orbit and to share a planet’s orbital space.
Analemma Tower: New York-Based Firm Wants To Hang A Skyscraper From An Orbiting Asteroid
The concept art for the speculative project shows a 20-mile-high tower suspended from an asteroid parked in a geosynchronous orbit.
Quantum Physics News: Entangled Photons Can Originate From Different Points In Space
For the longest time, scientists thought that entangled particles emerged from the same point in space. New observations challenge this belief.
ExoMars 2020 Update: ESA Chooses Second Landing Site Candidate For Mars Rover Mission
The ExoMars rover and surface platform will, in 2021, land in either Oxia Planum or Mawrth Vallis — both located in the northern hemisphere of the red planet.
Water On Mars: Researchers Link Lomonosov Crater To Ancient Martian Tsunamis
In a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Planets, a team of scientists has identified a crater that they say was created by an asteroid that triggered one such event.
Scientists Create A Molecular Motor-Propelled Liquid That Can Move By Itself
The self-propelling fluid was developed using filaments called microtubules and tiny molecular motors called kinesin.
Distant Dust-Obscured Galaxy Is Forming Stars Much Faster Than Previously Thought
The galaxy, studied using a foreground lensing galaxy cluster, is forming stars at a rate of 19 solar masses per year.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Image Reveals Sand Dunes On Red Planet
The images were captured using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex Mission Update: Spacecraft Finds No Earth-Trojan Asteroids In Fourth Lagrangian Area
Although the search did not reveal any new asteroids in the fourth Lagrangian area, it demonstrated that a key instrument on board the asteroid Bennu bound spacecraft was functioning optimally.
NASA Selects Mission To Map Interstellar Medium In Milky Way, Large Magellanic Cloud
The mission, named Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO), will be launched in 2021 from the McMurdo station in Antarctica.
Hubble Snaps Stunning Image Of Two Distant, Gravitationally Interacting Galaxies
The image of the two galaxies (collectively known as NGC 3447) located about 60 million light-years from Earth was captured using the telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3.
Quantum Physics News: 'Causal Witness' Provides First Experimental Evidence Of Indefinite Causal Order
In a study published Friday, a team of scientist from the University of Vienna has provided the first experimental verification of a process with an indefinite causal order.
NASA's Juno Preps For Fifth Jupiter Flyby, All Science Instruments To Be Switched On
During the flyby, scheduled to take place at 4:52 a.m. EDT Monday, the solar-powered spacecraft would soar about 2,700 miles above the gas giant's cloud tops.
Back To The Moon? ESA Scientists Propose Heat Engine Plan To Keep Astronauts Warm During Lunar Nights
Scientists associated with ESA’s General Studies Programme have revealed a concept plan for a thermal storage system that could keep astronauts warm during the long lunar nights.
NASA's NuSTAR Mission Reveals New Pulsar In Andromeda Galaxy
The object, named Swift J0042.6+4112, was first detected in 2013 by NASA's Swift satellite.
How To Live Longer? Scientists Identify Molecule That Plays Key Role In DNA Damage, Aging
A team of scientists has identified a molecule that plays a key role in DNA repair. The discovery could, in the coming years, lead to creation of effective anti-aging drugs.
Observations Of Ancient Galaxies Reveal Massive Halos Of Hydrogen Gas
Observations of two galaxies as they existed just over a billion years after the Big Bang reveal that these objects are embedded in massive halos of hydrogen gas.
Global Warming: Climate Scientists Propose 'Carbon Law' To Achieve Zero Emissions By 2050
In an article published Friday in the journal Science, a team of climate scientists outlined an ambitious pathway for achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Star Formation Activity In Early Universe May Have Been Much Higher Than Previously Thought
The survey of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon has revealed that the rate of star formation in the early universe may have been much higher than previously thought.
How Do Planets Form? Even Weak Stars Can Evaporate Material From Nearby Protoplanetary Disks
Until now, astronomers thought that only a larger, more massive star was capable of evaporating parts of the protoplanetary disk of smaller neighbors.
Astronomers Create Detailed Cosmic Dust Map For The Milky Way
The 3D map of space dust was created using data collected by the Pan-STARRS telescopes in Hawaii and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in New Mexico.
What Do Lungs Do? Help Us Breathe And Maybe Even Produce Blood
A series of experiments on mice has shown that lungs play a crucial role in blood production — a function that had hitherto been ascribed solely to the bone marrow.
Astronomers Discover Giant Magnetic Fields Created By Collision Of Galaxy Clusters
Astronomers have observed giant magnetic fields — extending over millions of light-years — created due to collisions between galaxy clusters.
Comet 67P: Rosetta Images Reveal Tumbling Rocks, Collapsing Cliffs And Widening Cracks
Analysis of images beamed back by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko underwent major upheavals as it approached the sun.
What Are Sterile Neutrinos? NEOS Experiment Fails To Find Evidence For Hypothetical Particles
Researchers associated with the NEOS collaboration in South Korea announced Tuesday that they had failed to find any trace of the hypothetical particles.
Universe's Ultraviolet Background May Be Suppressing Formation Of Dwarf Galaxies
According to a new study, the reason there are so few small galaxies is that the universe's ultraviolet background strips smaller galaxies of the gas that forms stars.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Starting To Show Its Age
The damage, which NASA said was an expected part of the wheel’s life cycle, was discovered during a routine check carried out earlier this month.