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ALMA Discovers Aluminum around Young Star  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. Aluminum rich inclusions found in meteorites are some... more
How Does Google Earth Work?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Google Earth allows us to track our changing world. By providing powerful geomapping and tagging tools to everyone, anyone can explore and model the Earth like never before. more
Planet-hunter CubeSat images Los Angeles  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A small satellite designed to hunt for new planets beyond the solar system recently looked down at Earth to capture an image of California's "City of Stars." more
ALMA discovers aluminum around young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. The discovery provides a crucial chance to study the early formation process of meteorites and planets like Earth. more
Planetary scientists unravel mystery of Egyptian desert glass  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, in findings that... more
Analyze this: Space station facility enables rapid biomedical analysis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment for conducting health and life sciences research. However, the equipment available for... more
Dozens of satellites could feed NOAA’s future weather models  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s future satellite constellations are likely to look far different from the... more
Newly Discovered House-sized Asteroid 2019 JK3 to Fly By Earth on Monday  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2019 JK3, is expected to fly by the Earth on Monday, May 13, at around 21:59 UTC. The... more
Rare-Earth metals in the atmosphere of a glowing-hot exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
KELT-9 b is the hottest exoplanet known to date. In the summer of 2018, a joint team of astronomers from the universities of Bern and Geneva found signatures of gaseous... more
Mysterious 'Sub-Neptunes' Are Probably Water Worlds  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Water worlds that each possess thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a new study finds. more
Scientists investigate dwarf planet's ring  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Discovered in 2004, Haumea is a dwarf planet located beyond Pluto's orbit in a region of the solar system called the Kuiper Belt. Pluto was demoted from the category of fully fledged planets in 2006 because of the... more
Two studies cast doubt on existence of exomoon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two teams working independently have looked at the possibility of an exomoon circling the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, which orbits the star Kepler-1625. They report little to no evidence supporting its existence. One team,... more
Scientists Lobby NASA for Additional Planetary Defense Missions  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Scientists used an appearance by the NASA administrator to press him to fund additional missions that support the agency's work in discovering and characterizing near Earth objects. more
Magma Is the Key to the Moon’s Makeup  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how the Earth’s moon formed. But researchers at Yale and in... more
Researchers Find Ice Feature on Saturn’s Giant Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Rain, seas and a surface of eroding organic material can be found both on Earth and on Saturn’s largest moon,... more
Star with Strange Chemistry is from Out of Town  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Using the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way... more
What makes a planet habitable  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Which of Earth's features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? And how do scientists identify those features on other worlds? more
Antidote discovered for one of Earth's most venomous animals  Sky News · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered an antidote to the sting of one of the most venomous creatures on the planet, the Australian box jellyfish. more
Milky Way star with strange chemistry is from dwarf galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy. This chemical composition has been seen in... more
Scientists lobby NASA for additional planetary defense missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Scientists used an appearance by the NASA administrator at a conference April 29 to press him to fund additional missions... more
What a dying star's ashes tell us about the birth of our solar system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers discovered a dust grain forged in a stellar explosion before our solar system was born. Atom-level analysis of the... more
Extended winter polar vortices chill Saturn's strangely familiar moon, Titan  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Saturn's hazy moon Titan has a long-lived Earth-like winter polar vortex supercharged by the moon's peculiar chemistry, according to new research published in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters. more
Rapid Destruction of Earth-like Atmospheres By Young Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important... more
'Marsquake': first tremor detected on Red Planet  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour. more
Five Planets Revealed after 20 Years of Observation  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A team of astronomers led by the UNIGE has discovered five new planets with periods of revolution between 15 and... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has a Solid Inner Core  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed... more
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